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SPRING 1978 


Robert S. Lyons, Jr.. '61. Editor 

W. Lawrence Eldridge. Jr.. Assistant Editor 

James J McDonald. '58. Alumni News 


Richard H. Becker, '50, President 

Terence Heaney, Esq., '63, Executive Vice President 

Catherine Callahan, '71, Vice President 

Francis Viggiano, 76, Secretary 

John Gallagher, '62, Treasurer 

Volume 22 

Spring, 1978 

Number 2 

A hit in Hollywood, Page 5 

Aid for Education, Page 8 

Another NCAA Journey. Page 13 







Joe Flubacher's enthusiasm and vitality is still very 
much in evidence after 40 years of teaching. 


The Hollywood career of Peter Boyle, '57, has sky- 
rocketed ever since 1970 when he helped turn a low 
budget film into the hit of the year. 


The conclusion of a two part series analyzing the 
various Supreme Court decisions affecting parochial 
and religious higher education. 


With All American Michael Brooks leading the fast- 
break, the Explorers were one of the nation's most 
exciting basketball teams. 


La Salle has a new athletic director, a new producer 
for its Music Theatre, and, unfortunately, a new 
tuition schedule. 


A chronicle of some significant events in the lives of 
the college's alumni plus a profile of La Salle's first 
woman attorney. 

CREDITS— Front cover by Omnigraphic Design; back 
cover, Warner Bros., Inc.; inside back cover, Lewis 
Tanner; pages 1 and 4, Lawrence V. Kanevsky; 3, La 
Salle Archives; 6, (top) Associated Press (bottom) 20th 
Century Fox; 7, (top) Warner Bros., Inc. (bottom) Para- 
mount Pictures Corporations; 16, (right) Charles F. 
Sibre; all others by Tanner. 

La Salle Magazine Is published quarterly by La Salle College. Philadelphia. Penna. 
19141 . for the alumni, students, faculty and friends of the college Editorial and business 
offices located at the News Bureau. La Salle College. Philadelphia. Penna. 19141 
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at least 30 days prior to publication of the issue with which it is to take effect, to the 
Alumni Office. La Salle College. Philadelphia. Penna. 19141 Member of the Council 
for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 


by John Keenan, '52 

A Profile of a Teacher ^ 

La Salle, Spring 1978 

MAN ALIVE- continued 

Joe Flubacher is the "quintessential college teacher- 
knowledgeable, dynamic, and demanding" 


le looks the way a college professor should. High fore- 
head, penetrating eyes, dark-rimmed glasses, button- 
down shirt. Those who have known him since his under- 
graduate days say he has always looked like a college 

To a freshman taking "Principles of Economics" in 
1948, he seemed to be the quintessential college teach- 
er-knowledgeable, dynamic, and demanding. Admitted- 
ly, memory doth make fools of us all, but Dr. Joseph Flu- 
bacher seems to me to have changed less than most of 
us in the thirty years that have passed since I was that 
freshman. Joe Flubacher can't possibly be the dean of the 
faculty, the senior professor with forty years of teaching 
behind him. But he is. 

If the years have not changed his appearance much, 
neither have they affected his enthusiasm or his vitality. 
When he talks about LaSalle, about teaching, or about 
economics, his animated manner fills his topic with life. 
He bounces from one thought to another, his hands ges- 
turing vigorously. The expressive face changes from 
moment to moment, the worried frown giving way to a 
wide smile that is somehow appealing and innocent. 

When he sits, he sits like a bird on a branch — a tem- 
porary pause in the natural motion of flight. In the class- 
room he is always in full flight. He paces, he gesticulates, 
he scrawls a word on the blackboard or scratches out a 
quick diagram. He advances on the class, making pull- 
ing motions with his hands to ask them to finish the sen- 
tence he has started, reassuring him that they are still with 

His appearance tells you something about him. Con- 
servative tweed jackets or glen plaid suits. Knit ties, regi- 
mental stripes, an occasional small figured pattern. But- 
ton-down shirts or stripes as narrow as Arrow can make 
them. But neat. Always neat. A man who doesn't like dis- 

But the best clue to the man inside the clothes is his 
manner of speaking. His is not one of your great class- 
room voices, filling every corner of the room with its deep 
resonance. At its softest, it has just a hint of Peter Lorre 
in it. Its magnificence is in its range and variety. No one 
has ever accused Joe Flubacher of speaking in a mono- 
tone. He intones "the Law of Comparative Advantage" in 
a solemn baritone. A moment later he is answering a 
frustrating question in a voice that soars to a falsetto. 
When arguing a point, Joe has been known to hit notes 
that only dogs can hear. He is a natural mimic, falling 

immediately into the whine of the big businessman about 
workers or into the pugnacious tone of the union leader 
threatening to bring the company to its knees. As a speak- 
er he is hard to ignore. His eyes seek out the listerners'. 
The voice moves up and down the scale, characteristical- 
ly ending on a high note of questioning. Both the eyes and 
the voice appeal to the listener with great intensity. Listen! 
Don't you agree? You must agree, don't you? But along 
with the emphatic intensity communicated, there is also a 
sense of vulnerability in the voice. You will hurt him per- 
sonally if you don't agree. The voice and the eyes seem to 
plead with you. 

The dominant impression Joe Flubacher makes upon 
you is that he is a man very much alive. He frets, he wor- 
ries, he complains, he smiles, he questions, he grimaces, 
and he laughs. The sensitive face is never in repose; it 
is always registering some emotion. He seems to feel 
things with the same intensity he must have shown 47 
years ago when he first came to the La Salle campus after 
graduating from North Catholic. In the nearly half a 
century since that day, he has been away from the cam- 
pus for only six months. 

YV hen he talks about those early years at La Salle, his 
eyes glisten with pleasant memories. The campus still had 
a newness about it when Joe came as a freshman in 1931. 
The buildings — College Hall, Wister Hall, and the Broth- 
ers' Residence — had been built in the hopeful prosperity 
of 1929. They were mortgaged right up to the bell tower, 
and the bankers were getting restless about their money 
in the hard times of the Great Depression. Flubacher 
remembers how money worries plagued Brother Anselm, 
the president. "The entire student body, about 400 of us, 
would gather for Mass every First Friday. Brother Anselm 
would always ask us to pray for a very special intention. 
Of course we all knew what that was. The bankers were 
after him, threatening foreclosure. I guess the prayers 
along with Brother Anselm's hard work must have done 
something because somehow the Brothers managed to 
stave off the disaster. 

"Anselm had all kinds of fund raising efforts. I remem- 
ber we used to have National Youth Administration funds 
(something like today's work-study grants) and he would 
have NYA students stuffing envelopes containing tuition 
bills and card party announcements. The card parties 
brought in more money. Brother Anselm would walk 

Joe Flubacher (front, left), then a junior, 
was one of La Salle's top debaters in 

among them saying, 'Say a- little aspiration with each one 
you send.' The students took up the phrase. When they 
were building McCarthy Stadium, my friend Ray McMan- 
us and I stood watching them catch hot rivets in a bucket. 
'Say a little aspiration with each one,' Ray shouted to the 

VJ espite the poverty ot Depression years, the small 
college had a warm family atmosphere, as Flubacher re- 
members it. The freshmen and sophomores met in their 
annual tug of war in the middle of Olney Avenue, uninter- 
rupted by traffic. The second floor of College Hall was 
popularly called the Polish Corridor because it served as 
a dormitory for many members of the football team, most 
of whom were Polish boys from the coal regions. The foot- 
ball team went undefeated in 1934. Joe Flubacher still 
has a copy of the schedule in his scrapbook, with the 
score of each game carefully pencilled in. The Big 5 didn't 
exist, but La Salle had a good basketball team that played 
in the gym where the Library Annex now stands. The big 
social events of the year were the class dances. They 
were often held in a downtown hotel to the music of the 
biggest "name band" the class could afford. Sometimes 
bigger than the class could afford, in which case another 
dance was held in a parish hall to make up the deficit. 

Academically, of course, La Salle's smallness did not 
allow either the quality or quantity of today's programs. 
Only a few faculty members possessed the doctorate, and 
the entire faculty numbered only about twenty-five. The 
library was small enough to be located where the Business 
Office is now. Brother Anselm was trying desperately to 
raise the total number of volumes. It was rumored, Joe 
recalls, that he purchased books by the barrel from the 
St. Vincent de Paul Society. Brother Louis, who now lives 
at La Salle in retirement, was the librarian. Laughingly 
Joe recalls that Brother also raised canaries in the back 
room. They sometimes "escaped" and flew merrily through 
the library. Brother Louis threatened suspects in his rich 
Spanish accent: "You'll get it in the end, boy!" 

Brother John, another of our beloved older brothers 
still living on campus, was College Bursar. He kept the 
treasure of the College in his safe: it included the home- 
made peanut brittle his sister sent him from Indiana. When 
the peanut brittle disappeared, the chief suspect was 
Brother Felix, who also knew the combination of the safe. 

"I don't want to make it sound as though we did nothing 
but pranks in those days," says Joe Flubacher, worrying 
a little. "But I like to remember the human things about 
the people. The Brothers were so kind. Times were hard, 
and they were really poor. But unfailingly kind. Anselm 
had the reputation of being a hard man. He was, but he 
was hardest on himself. He had a good heart and a sense 
of humor that helped him through some tough times. I 
think often of the brilliance of Brother Felician Patrick in 
English. Our current president took his name from him, 
you know, and he couldn't have wanted anyone better. 
Brother Emilian James was another special friend: a bril- 
liant, entertaining man. I think the wonderful spirit of the 
Brothers enriched us all when we were students." 

A Teacher of Teachers 
The following members of La Salle College's faculty 
and staff were taught by Dr. Flubacher. 

James Butler 
Joseph Cairo 
John Christie 
John Cziraky 
Timothy Dillon 
John Duffy 
Eugene Fitzgerald 
Joseph Gembala 
Francis Guerin 
Charles Halpin 
Howard Hannum 
Walter Kaiser 
Joseph Kane 
John Keenan 
Robert Lyons 
Joseph Markmann 
John McCann 
Dennis McCarthy 
Joseph Mooney 
Francis Nathans 
Mark Ratkus 
Daniel Rodden 
George Swoyer 
John Veen 

La Salle, Spring 1978 

MAN ALIVE- continued 


lixed with Joe Flubacher's warm memories are the 
remembrances of hard work and little pay. When he first 
returned after graduation, he worked as a general assis- 
tant to the President while pursuing a Master's degree at 
Temple. As soon as he received the degree in 1938, he 
was hired to teach all five existing courses in economics. 
"There were no leaves or grants or reduced schedules in 
those days," he says. He carried a full teaching schedule 
during the entire ten years he was working on his doctor- 
ate at Temple. Deeply affected by the social encyclicals, 
he wrote his dissertation on The Concept of Ethics in the 
History of Economic Thought. 

"It was not the most popular kind of topic for the time," 
says Flubacher. "Economics was very self-conscious 
about being recognized as a science, moving away from 
the philosophical approaches of what used to be called 
political economy. Today I think the discipline has ma- 
tured enough to be able to include both the highly mathe- 
matical and the philosophical approaches. We need 

No student ever left Dr. Flubacher's class without 
being made aware of the ethical dimensions of econo- 
mics. His approach was often marked by references to 
the great social encyclicals, Rerum Novarum and Quad- 
ragesimo Anno. Does he still think them relevant? "Of 
course they are," he says, and I am transported back 
over thirty years to that freshman classroom as he begins 
drawing me a diagram of how industry councils could 
work to harness the oligopolies of big business and big 

While proud of the advances in educational quality he 
has witnessed over the past forty years at La Salle, Dr. 
Flubacher shares the concern recently voiced by the dean 
of Harvard about the fragmentation of knowledge in 
today's curriculum. "I would like to see more integration 
of courses with the philosophy and religion courses being 
mediating influences," he says. "If that would mean more 

required courses and less of a cafeteria approach, so be 

So much of Joe Flubacher's life has centered on 
La Salle that I wondered about his personal life away from 
20th and Olney. What I found was not surprising. 

He lives like a college professor. A bachelor, he makes 
his home with a married sister, and a good deal of his 
home life is focused on his study. There he marks papers, 
prepares classes, and reads. "Mostly books in economics 
and the social sciences generally. Some philosophy. I 
seldom read novels," he says, and smiles as he delivers 
his little jibe to a former student who was black sheep 
enough to become an English teacher. "I like to travel 
when I can. I've seen most of the U.S. and been to Europe 
twice. I'm developing a couple of other hobbies. One is 
genealogy. I'm getting very interested in that. The other is 
collecting U.S. commemorative stamps. I'm not really a 
stamp collector though. I guess I collect them more out of 
historical and artistic motives. Mostly, I enjoy looking at 
them. If I were rich I suppose I'd collect paintings; as it is, 
I settle for stamps." 

I he interview over, Joe Flubacher puts a rubber band 
around the yellowed pages of his scrapbook. There is 
time for one more worry. "I wouldn't want to say anything 
here that might hurt somebody or that might sound ego- 
tistical." And I thought of Cardinal Newman's famous 
definition, so apropos here: "A gentleman ... is one who 
never inflicts pain." 

Mr. Keenan is associate professor and recently-appointed 
chairman of the college's English Department. He is a 
frequent contributor to this and other magazines and the 
outgoing editor of the highly-acclaimed literary magazine 
"Four Quarters." 

Peter Boyle 


By Robert S. Lyons, Jr. 

1970! A very poor year for Hollywood. Burdened by 
financial difficulties, the film industry nearly collapsed. 
Some of the major studios would definitely had gone 
under if the giant conglomerates had not come in to bail 
them out. 

1970 was also the year for the independent producer 
and films like Easy Rider. And Joe. And for actors like 
Peter Boyle, '57. 

1970 was the year when Peter Boyle, a former Christian 
Brother found himself the second choice for an obscure 
role in a low budget film that read more like a soap opera 
than the sensational hit it was to become. He took the part 
strictly for "experience" and surprisingly became the film's 
central character. He earned rave reviews, almost got 
nominated for an Oscar, and suddently turned an oblivion- 
studded career into happiness-ever-after. 

Only in Hollywood! 


low it is a windy March afternoon eight years later 
and Peter Boyle is sitting in Dobson's Restaurant. It's a 
comfortable spot operated by Charlie Dobson, a singer 
years ago for Boyle's late father, "Chuckwagon Pete," 
who had a show on Philadelphia's WCAU-TV in the 50s. 
Boyle is between roles. "My life is just one holding pat- 
tern," he explains. "I'm always on call." Having recently 
completed a film in Dubuque — yes, Dubuque— Iowa, he 
is awaiting word to report on location in Boston to begin 
production on a film about the Great Brinks Robbery with 
Peter Falk and Warren Oates. Beforehand, he hopes to 
squeeze in a quick trip to Los Angeles to catch the LA 
Film Festival Premiere of F.I.S.T., a much-awaited film- 
La Salle, Spring 1978 

produced in Dubuque, in which he plays a rival union 
leader to Sylvester Stallone. But for now, Peter Boyle is 
relaxing over a hamburger platter and a glass of wine. He 
is explaining how his career has skyrocketed in a "crazy" 
business epitomized by the strange circumstances that 
made "Joe" a tough-talking, beer-swilling national hero 
of the hard-hat set. 

I was really the second choice for Joe," recalls Boyle. 
They told me that I was marvelous when they auditioned 
me. But they kept saying, 'you're too young. You're too 
young.' They finally gave the role to an actor who was a 
real crazy guy. He was just too hard for them to deal with 
so after they started to work they called me back and kept 
saying, 'You can look old, right?' I said, 'I'll do what I can.' 
It was a very low budget movie and, to me, the script 
seemed a little bit like a soap opera. I never thought any- 
body would ever see it. So when I agreed to do it, I said 
to myself, 'At least I'll experience what it's like to make a 
movie.' " 

When Boyle did Joe he was the film's third leading 
character. By the time the editors finished slicing, Joe 
was so emphatically the character, that many Hollywood 
critics felt that Peter Boyle was the best actor in 1970. He 
never did get nominated for an Oscar that year — despite 
such raves as the one written by Judith Crist in New York 
Magazine that cited his "beautiful performance" and 
praised his "soupcon of sensitivity." 

"I'm philosophical about it," says Boyle. "You have to 
remember that there were a lot of outstanding male per- 
formances that year. Joe was an independent movie and 
the guys who handled it were very stupid and alienated a 

MAN ALIVE -continued 

Peter Boyle as Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wisc.) in "Tail 
Joe" (above) and as the Monster in "Young Frankenstein" (below) 


lot of people. They never even set up proper screenings. 
And in Hollywood, there's a certain community of people 
who vote for you. It was not their movie. It was not even 
made in Hollywood. It was made by a studio that did not 
have the publicity apparatus of a studio behind it. And 
that affects Oscar voting." 

Otill, it was a major breakthrough for an actor who had 
been struggling for a decade with bit parts in movies like 
The Group, Medium Cool, and Diary of a Mad Housewife. 
Chances are that more people recognized Boyle for his 
roles as the baggage handler in TWA commercials and as 
a customer in Buick spots shown at the time. But one 
thing that Boyle soon recognized was that Joe was 
creating one gigantic identity crisis. 

"Politically, I had always been at least a liberal if not a 
little left of that," Pete recalls. "I had always identified with 
the acting community with more of a beatnik image of 
myself. I always thought I was letting people down be- 
cause they'd say, 'Heyyy Joe, Baby! Howaareyah?' And 
I'd say (very properly dignified), 'Hello, I'm fine, thank 
you.' Part of it was just the experience of recognition that 
was strange. And being so identified with that role, a role 
that really got to people. I went to a theatre when Joe first 
opened and stood in the back. People were talking back 
to the screen. They were actually yelling at the screen. It 
was unbelievable. An incredible reaction to watch. It was 
a hard thing for a while." 

Despite Joe's phenomenal success, Boyle prefers some 
of his other films, especially the role of Senator Joseph 
McCarthy in Tail Gunner Joe, the NBC-TV Special in Feb- 
ruary, 1977. "It was more complicated and fuller," says 
Boyle of the performance that earned him an Emmy 
nomination. "It was a very physically demanding role to 
play, but great fun. I was able to present a whole human 
being both good and bad." Pete also did a fine job as the 
monster in Young Frankenstein, the Mel Brooks film that 
stands 24th on the all-time money list. "I like this role be- 
cause it really worked both as a performance and a come- 
dy," he says. "And I always idolized Mel Brooks going 
back to the days of The 2,000-Year-Old Man. He gener- 
ates so much energy, you can just ride along with it." Also 
high on Boyle's list are performances in Steelyard Blues, 
with Jane Fonda, and The Candidate, with Robert Red- 

Not very high on Boyle's list is the financial state of 
Hollywood and the film industry. "Sometimes I wonder 
how anything gets accomplished," he says. "It's just too 
crazy. I'm not a business type person, I don't have a busi- 
ness head, and I really don't understand how this (film) 
financing works. But I'm absolutely amazed. They're 
spending $30 million dollars for Superman (now in produc- 
tion. It may be the costliest film in history). $30 million 
dollars! I mean you could feed half of Africa for that! 

"It's a strange world, Hollywood. I don't know who's 
paying who and I don't know what they're paying for. You 
just sort of wonder because the cost of production has 
tripled in a few years. You don't know what the reality of 
spending is. It makes me sad to see that movies are 
getting into the same thing they got into in the late sixties. 
They keep escalating the money they want to spend. 
Horrendous amounts of money." 

How influential are the film critics? 

"They can help to a certain point and they can hinder to 

a certain point," says Boyle whose star really began its 
ascendancy after that favorable Judith Crist review in 
1970. "But by and large, an audience reacts on a much 
deeper level than a level of criticism. You really don't go 
to a movie to criticize it. You really go to live it. To live it! 
It becomes almost like a personal experience. Sometimes, 
whether it's good or bad, it's not even relevant as to why it 
affects you. I mean I've been in movies and said, 'It's a 
terrible movie,' and then I started crying because the 
situations were presented so powerfully. Like in dealing 
with family situations or situations of emotion or stress. 
There's often a deep response, like, 'Here comes the 
shark! Get away from me!' There's a great pleasure in that 
because you're able to be scared by the shark and you're 
still sitting in your chair with your pants and shoes on. 

"In most movies, it really doesn't make any difference 
what the critics say. Films aren't always art and you can't 
always apply aesthetic standards to them. I'll give you a 
good example. You know that Star Wars was the top 
grossing film last year. Do you know what the second top 
grossing film was last year? This is really interesting. Do 
you know the answer? Smokey and the Bandit was the 
second biggest movie last year and I doubt if any critic 
had anything to say about that film. I went to see it and 
believe me, it was like a sub-par drive-in movie. But it 
made $40 million and now they're planning a sequel. 

Boyle says he was always involved in different hero 
roles while growing up and started thinking seriously 
about acting in his early teens. "From a certain point, 
acting almost had an inevitability about it," he recalls. 
He graduated from West Catholic, joined the Christian 
Brothers, and majored in English at La Salle. He left the 
Brothers shortly afterwards during graduate school, 
joined the Navy, and then began his acting career. 

"I've had my share of frustrations," Boyle says. "I'd 
like to do some other parts and I'd like to accomplish 
certain things. I find life getting mellower now. I tend to 
enjoy things a lot more, even more than I did four or five 
years ago. Why? I think that the mid-thirties is a tremen- 
dous time of crisis, especially for men. But forty is a 
mellow time when you begin to accept mortality, accept 
your limitations, and enjoy what you have." 


• oyle was married last October to Loraine Alterman, a 
freelance rock journalist. They have an apartment in 
New York's fashionable East Side but plan to move to a 
beachfront home in Long Island sometime this summer. 
"I go to California to work sometimes, but New York is 
my home," he says. "There are more things to do here. 
It's more relaxing and they have better restaurants 
here. I like to keep things quiet, anyway. Besides, I 
know where the streets are here. Your feet actually touch 
the ground here every day. In California, everywhere you 
go you're in a car." 

Claiming to be "totally addicted" as a New York Knick- 
erbocker fan, Boyle has a surprising choice for his favorite 
television show (other than NBA basketball): "There's a 
Spanish language station that has the Three Stooges on 
every day," he says. "I just love it. It's all dubbed in Span- 
ish so I don't understand a thing they're saying. But you 
don't need to I watch it every day." 

If films like F.I.S.T. turn out to be as successful as Joe, 
many more people will be watching Peter Boyle every 
day, too. 

As an asylum escapee in "Steelyard Blues" (above), Boyle disguises 
himself as an airline captain, a gaucho. and a menancing gun-toter. He 
says the best part about filming "The Friends of Eddie Coyle" (below) 
was hanging around the set and learning from Robert Mitchutn whom he 
calls "an incredible character, really an amazing guy." 



By Michael R. Dillon, Ph.D. 

The Supreme Court, 


and the Schools 

(IN THE WINTER ISSUE, we followed the development of 
the "Child Benefit Theory" which allowed aid to all school 
children as future citizens. But when the Supreme Court 
turned from questions of parochial education to grapple 
with religion in the public school system, new tests for 
constitutionality under the First Amendment arose. These 
new tests required both secular legislative purpose and a 
primary effect neither advancing nor inhibiting religion. 
Consequences of these new tests dominated Supreme 
Court decisions during the 1970's.) 

Parochial Aid — A Sterner Test 

laving established a test of "secular purpose" and 
"primary effect," in the late 1960's the Court returned to 
the questions of aid to non-public grammar schools and 
high schools. The Test announced in Abington clearly 
drew a stricter line than mere neutrality. But the first two 
decisions during this period gave no hint of the rigid and 
demanding tests to be announced in 1971 and reinforced 
in 1973. 

When asked to rule on the "loan" of "secular textbooks" 
to all students attending elementary school in 1968, the 
Court used the original "Child Benefit Theory" and ap- 
proved the loan as a simple device for "extending the 
benefits of state law to all citizens." (Bd. of Educ. v. Allen) 


Two years later, 1970, the Court followed a long tradition 
of judicial precedents when it ruled that tax exemption 
of church property in New York City did not violate the 
"non-establishment" provision of the First Amendment. 

Then in 1971 the "Wall" fell in; that is to say, the Su- 
preme Court's understanding of the "Wall of Separation" 
came crashing down upon massive state aid programs to 
non-public schools in both Pennsylvania and Rhode Is- 
land. The background to the 1971 conflict is significant. 
With educational costs soaring and under pressure from 
religious groups, especially Catholics, for "Child Bene- 
fit" aid, state legislatures saw a dual benefit from parachial 
aid programs. First, the political support of vocal Catholic 
minorities could be garnered. And, second, by funding 
parochial schools, the taxes needed to support public 
education could be kept at a manageable, if heavy, 
level. Legislators, quite legitimately, feared that the closing 
of non-public, especially Catholic schools would leave 
the state with inadequate facilities, financial deficits, and 
the need for massive tax increases which would in turn 
prompt a taxpayers' rebellion. Moreover, by the late 60's 
Church authorities spurred on by past successes under 
the "Child Benefit Theory" now sought extended forms 
of aid to counteract their own rising costs. By this time 
the Catholic hierarchy had clearly reversed its position of 
over one hundred years which rejected all state aid as a 

prelude to state control. As we shall see the Church's new, 
active demand for state aid undoubtedly hurried the Court 
toward announcing its own stricter tests on permissible 

In Rhode Island, the legislature in 1969 authorized 
supplemental payments for the salaries of teachers of 
secular subjects in non-public elementary schools. In 
1968 the Pennsylvania Non-Public Elementary and Sec- 
ondary Education Act provided reimbursement to non- 
public schools for the costs of "secular education ser- 
vices," including "teacher's salaries, textbooks, and in- 
structional materials." In both states intricate state super- 
visory machinery was involved. Teachers were to be cer- 
tified, school accounts were to be approved, and no forms 
of religious teaching or worship were to be funded. In- 
deed, in Rhode Island the teacher seeking the supple- 
ment had to agree in writing "not to teach a course in 
religion for so long as or during such time as he or she 
receives any salary supplements." 

The "Child Benefit Theory" was already in jeopardy 
when these two cases reached the Supreme Court. On 
the one hand, the Rhode Island plan had been ruled un- 
constitutional by the District Court. On the other hand, 
the Pennsylvania plan had been approved by a three 
judge Federal court- but only by a 2 to 1 margin. 

The Court ruled on the two cases simultaneously. Both 
programs were unconstitutional. Religious and legislative 
leaders were shocked. The justices refused to use the 
old "Child Benefit Theory." Provisions for "direct finan- 
cial aid" to either the teachers or the church-related 
schools distinguished both programs from Everson and 
Allen. Rather, the Court reiterated and expanded its test 
announced in 1963 for religion and the public schools. 
Arguing that these programs touched upon an "extremely 
sensitive area of constitutional law" the Court now an- 
nounced three tests for permissible aid to non-public 

First, the statute must have a secular legislative 
purpose; second, its principle or primary effect must 
be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion 
. . . finally, the statute must not foster an excessive 
governmental entanglement with religion. (Lemon v. 
Kurtzman, 1971) 

While both statutes may have a "secular legislative 
purpose," the Court felt this aid creates "potential if not 
actual hazards." The children involved are at an "im- 
pressionable age." Moreover, religion permeates the 
entire atmosphere and teaching philosophy of the sec- 
tarian schools. This is precisely why parents have chosen 
such schools. The Court thus reasoned that "a dedicated 
religious person . . . will inevitably . . . find it hard to make 
a total separation between secular teaching and religious 

With all of these reservations, the crucial question in 
both cases was the third or final addition to the test- 
excessive government entanglement. In the Pennsyl- 
vania (Lemon v. Kurtzman) and Rhode Island (Earley v. 
DiCenso) cases, the third test doomed the legislation. Ex- 
cessive entanglement took three distinct forms. First, the 
"comprehensive measures of surveillance and control" 
adopted by Rhode Island and inevitable in Pennsylvania 
create and necessitate "excessive and enduring entangle- 
ment between state and church." Second, there existed a 
dangerous willingness on the part of the church authori- 

ties to allow "excessive governmental direction of church 
schools" as the price of aid. Third, the necessity of mass- 
ive annual funding raised questions of "the divisive 
political potential of these state programs." The Court 
feared citizens would find "their votes aligned with their 

"Ordinarily political debate and division, however vigor- 
ous or even partisan, are normal and healthy manifesta- 
tions of our democratic system of government, but politi- 
cal divisions along religious lines was one of the principal 
evils against which the First Amendment was intended to 

This 1971 test for permissible aid proved extremely 
difficult to meet. New York State tried to frame its fi- 
nancial assistance laws to conform to the new test but 
failed to avoid the entanglement dilemma. In rapid order, 
the Court in 1973 ruled unconstitutional: (1) direct pay- 
ments for secular textbooks, (2) grants for "maintenance 
and repair of facilities," (3) tuition reimbursement to low 
income familities, (4) tax credits to either children or to 
parents, and (5) reimbursement of record keeping ex- 
penses for state required testing and reports. (Committee 
for Pub. Ed. v. Nyquist, 1973 and Levitt v. Committee for 
Pub. Ed., 1973) This same year another Pennsylvania 
statute providing for reimbursement to parents of a por- 
tion of private school tuition was also held unconstitution- 
al under the rationale of Nyquist. State legislatures seemed 
trapped between two of the Court's tests. By providing fi- 
nancial support, even indirectly, the Court detected a 
primary effect of advancement of religion. But when 
sufficient surveillance and auditing were present to guar- 
antee a purely secular use of the funds, the Court saw 
excessive entanglement with religious institutions. Thus 
the general scope of the 1973 decisions led one member 
of the Department of Justice to concede "it seems difficult 
to conceive of any substantive program of state aid to 
sectarian schools that could avoid this test." 


lowever, religious leaders clung tenaciously to the 
old "Child Benefit" test. And, legislative members des- 
perate to fulfill campaign promises exercised imagina- 
tion and creativity in devising legislative programs to cir- 
cumvent the Court's test. In some states the legislative 
game manifestly became evasion and subterfuge. Leo 
Pfeffer has neatly described the course of state action 
as follows: "Pass a law aiding parochial schools and 
start funding it as soon as possible; when the law is de- 
clared unconstitutional, pass a new one with some varia- 
tion and begin again immediate funding." The tactic 
worked for some time since any requirement for repay- 
ment of already dispersed aid would be both difficult to 
enforce and highly unpopular. 

In light of these tactics, plans for parochial aid by state 
legislatures were no longer viewed by the Supreme Court 
as conceived in "good faith." The neutrality long sought 
by the Court now changed toward a watchful and wary 
"cold war mentality" best expressed by the phrase 
"Armed Neutrality." What the Court had sought to avoid 
now existed in fact. As Catholic leaders and the Court 
confronted one another, each refused to accept the prin- 
ciples espoused by the other. 

In 1974 and 75 New Jersey and Pennsylvania once 
more bore the brunt of this confrontation. In 1974 New 
Jersey legislation authorizing funds (a) to reimburse par- 

La Salle, Spring 1978 

NEUTRALITY - continued 

The Court noted that religious services were not required and that 

ents for secular textbooks and supplies while (b) paying 
for "secular instructional materials, equipment and auxil- 
iary services," was challenged. The Federal District Court 
ruled the law unconstitutional and ordered the return of 
supplies and equipment. Receiving a stay on that injunc- 
tion, New Jersey appealed to the Supreme Court and 
continued funding. While the appeal was still pending, 
and before any decision was announced, the Supreme 
Court took the extraordinary action of vacating the earlier 
stay and reinstating the injunction ordering supplies and 
equipment to be returned to the state. This vacatur sua 
sponte was quite unusual and signaled the Supreme 
Court's growing intolerance with evasive action and 
speedy spending. A short while later, the Supreme Court 
confirmed the District Court's decision that the program 
was unconstitutional. (Marburger v. Public Funds for 
Public Schools) 

In 1975 Acts 194-195 of the Pennsylvania legislature 
were challenged in Meek v. Pittinger. The results were 
predictable. Act 194 authorized state funding of "auxil- 
iary services" such as "counseling, testing, and psycho- 
logical services" including remedial education for the dis- 
advantaged. Act 195 lent secular textbooks to children 
in non-public schools. But 195 also authorized the De- 
partment of Education to lend "instructional materials and 
equipment" which included maps, periodicals, films, 
projectors, tape recorders, and laboratory equipment. 

The Federal District Court, following Marburger, al- 
lowed the loan of textbooks ala Everson or Allen but over- 
turned everything else in Acts 194-195. A seriously splin- 
tered Supreme Court followed suit. Even though the aid 
took the form of "wholly neutral, secular instructional 
material and equipment," these grants enabled the reli- 
gious schools to channel large sums to their own general 


ion-Catholics were admitted to the faculty and student body 

operating budget. Because of the "massive" nature of 
the aid, the Court ruled its effect on religion "was neither 
indirect nor incidental." 

Pennsylvania's statutes failed the Court's test on two 
grounds. First, the church schools and ultimately the 
Church itself (and not the children) were "the primary 
beneficiaries of Act 195." Second, the massive aid pro- 
gram ($12 million in 1972-73) required extensive policing 
devices and would "necessarily give rise to a constitu- 
tionally intolerable degree of entanglement between 
church and state." (Meek v. Pittinger) Still irritated over 
evasive tactics, the Court warned the District Courts not 
to rely upon "the good faith and professionalism of the 
secular teachers and counselors functioning in Church- 
related schools." 

In 1 977, the Court relented a bit, apparently recognizing 
that its Pennsylvania decision on remedial aid and diag- 
nostic services was an overreaction to the hostile atmo- 
sphere of the mid-1970's. In an Ohio case, Wolman v. 
Walter, the Court approved supplying non-public school 
students with "books, standardized testing and scoring, 
diagnostic services, and therapeutic and remedial ser- 
vices." These services need no excessive surveillance 
and so escape entanglement. They generally occur on a 
neutral site beyond Church control. And they do not pro- 
vide massive aid capable of being diverted to either the 
school or the Church. 

_ Colleges are Different 

Before concluding, we must look briefly at three de- 
cisions of the 1970's which involve the funding of reli- 
gious higher education. They seem to move in exactly 
the opposite direction. In 1971, on the same day the Su- 
preme Court's three part test for aid to education was 
announced the Court applied the test to the Federal High- 
er Education Facilities Act. This act provides construc- 
tion grants to private and religious schools for buildings 
with secular education purposes, like our own Olney Hall. 
Unlike the decisions on elementary and secondary edu- 
cation, here the Court found the Congressional action to 
pass all three tests of secular legislative intent, principal 
effect and excessive entanglement. What had changed? 
What was different? 

First, the Court found "significant differences" between 
"institutions of higher learning and parochial elementary 
and secondary schools." In the colleges and universities 
the religious and secular educational functions were 
clearly separable. The dominant policy of the pre-col- 
legiate education was "to assure future adherents to a 
particular faith by having control of their total education 
at an early age." College students, on the other hand, 
"are less impressionable and less susceptible to reli- 
gious indoctrination." 

Furthermore, by their very nature, college and post 
graduate courses tend to limit the opportunities for 
sectarian influence by virtue of their own internal 
disciplines. Finally, many church-related colleges 
and universities seek to evoke free and critical re- 
sponses from their students and are characterized 

by a high degree of academic freedom. (Tilton v. 


That religious services were not required of students 
and that non-Catholics were admitted to the faculty 
and the student body were noted by the Court. Also the 
nature of the one time, lump sum, construction grants re- 
moved the need for continued surveillance and so 
avoided excessive entanglements. 

But this was only the beginning. While the Court has 
clearly indicated that funding a religiously-dominated or 
controlled school like a seminary would not pass the 
secular legislative intent test (Hunt v. McNair), they have 
continued to accept funding of religiously-affiliated col- 
leges on a scale unimagined in Tilton. For instance, in the 
most recent case to arise in Maryland, the state legislature 
provided annual grants to private colleges, including 
religiously-affiliated ones. The schools were free to use 
this money "as they saw fit" with the one minor exception 
that such funds not be used for sectarian purposes. 
(Roemer v. Bd. of Public Works of Maryland) 

The argument of Roemer is expensive and ought to be 
encouraging to all those concerned about the future of 
Catholic higher education. In place of the fear of subter- 

Parochial Aid 

1971 Lemon vs. Kurtzman-reimbursement to 
non-public schools in Penna. of secular 
educational costs was unconstitutional 

1971 Earley vs. DiCenso- reimbursement of 
teacher's salaries in Rhode Island was 

1973 Committee for Pub. Ed. vs. Nyquist— main- 
tenance grants, tax credits and tuition 
reimbursements were unconstitutional 

1973 Sloan vs. Lemon — reimbursement of partial 
tuition is unconstitutional 

1973 Levitt vs. Committee for Pub. Ed. — reimburse- 

ment for state mandated record keeping 
was unconstitutional 

1974 Wheeler vs. Barrera- states need not pro- 

vide comparable services in religious 

1974 Marburger vs. Pub. Funds for Pub. Schools 

— reimbursement of text books and 
supplies as well as purchases of in- 
structional materials and auxiliary ser- 
vices are unconstitutional 

1975 Meek vs. Pittinger- Penna. acts 194 and 195 

providing for instructional materials and 
auxiliary services declared unconstitu- 
1977 Wolman vs. Walters -relented and allowed 
diagnostic and remedial auxiliary ser- 
vices not performed in the parochial 

La Salle, Spring 1978 


NEUTRALITY - continued 

It may be a difficult formula but it is not anti-Catholic 

fuge which exists at lower levels of religious education, 
here the Court accepted evidence of the good faith and 
professionalism of the faculty, arguing that courses are 
taught "according to academic requirements intrinsic to 
the subject matter and the individual teacher's concept 
of professional standards." Thus, the Court saw no need 
for extensive programs of state investigation or surveil- 
lance to detect attempts at indoctrination under the guise 
of secular education. Moreover, political divisiveness 
seemed less a danger to the Court given both the eco- 
nomic necessity of collegiate education and the wider 
student body. 

The future for expanding this form of aid is very opti- 
mistic. In Roemer the Court openly refers to these grants 
as "subsidies" and acknowledges that they "free the in- 
stitutions' resources" for other purposes. The Court is 
evidently aware that it is treating colleges and universities 
entirely differently than it is treating other forms of paro- 
chial aid. Since the colleges are generally not under 
diocesan control, the Court finds this new form of aid to 
meet all three of its tests. 


. Conclusions 

In retrospect, has the Court acted with an anti-religious 
or anti-Catholic bias? I think not. Clearly the Supreme 
Court's decisions during the 1970's have not been sup- 
portive or encouraging to a Catholic educational system 
pressed by growing financial burdens. But would we 
want a Court that would show sympathy to Catholics, or 
Baptists, or Jews, or Methodists? Again, I think not. Taken 
as a whole, the Court's decision have pursued a legal 
formula applicable to a complex situation. It may be a 
difficult formula but it is not anti-Catholic. 

Given the tests announced in 1971 what are the pros- 
pects for aid to parochial schools in the future? Here I 
see no hope. The ten decisions spanning the past seven 
years reject all but the most limited forms of aid. To place 

Aid to Colleges 

1971 Tilton vs. Richardson -approved con- 
struction grants for secular facilities 

1973 Hunt vs. McNair- broadened permissi- 
ble aid from states but denied it to religiously 
dominated schools 

7976 Roemer vs. Board of Public Works- 
approved lump sum grants to private schools 


hope in complex "voucher plans" because they benefit 
the state's educational mission is to close our eyes to the 
clear arguments of secular purpose and excessive en- 
tanglements. Indeed, we need to admit that demands by 
Catholic authorities for massive "Child Benefit Aid" as a 
matter of legal right undoubtedly pushed the Supreme 
Court toward the stricter tests adopted during the 1970's. 

I n the same vein, it appears fruitless to await new ap- 
pointees to the Court. The area of aid to religious edu- 
cation is one in which the liberal Warren Court of the 
1960's and the more conservative Burger Court of the 
1970's are in agreement. There exists no evidence of any 
judicial pressure to depart from the tests now established. 
And, ultimately, the Constitutional Amendment remedy 
proposed by some church leaders is also a false hope. 
The political mobilization necessary to achieve ratifica- 
tion of such an amendment in %ths of the state legis- 
latures is highly unlikely, if not Utopian. Thus, for the for- 
seeable future parochial aid at the elementary and sec- 
ondary levels will be limited to basic safety protection, 
textbooks loans, and remedial or diagnostic services. 

However, at the Collegiate level the Court has clearly 
indicated a willingness to accept massive funding. This 
area will become the avenue of the future for Catholic 
parents concerned about education. And it would be 
beneficial to concentrate our attention and our energies 
at this level immediately. The Catholic College has shown 
it can provide an equivalent or superior education to that 
provided in the state system and at a substantially lower 
per pupil cost. This efficiency and economy enhance the 
possibilities for state funding, and we should continue to 
stress them. 

While we await future developments in this area, we 
might ask if the Supreme Court's rulings at the lower 
levels may have been a blessing in disguise? Were we 
too ready to allow governmental control in exchange for 
financial support? Should we all along, perhaps, have 
followed the Amish approach and rejected all offers of 
state aid fearing that such aid would compromise the 
mission of the Church to bear witness to the poverty of the 
goods of this world as measured by the goods of the 

Dr. Dillion, an associate professor of political science at 
La Salle, earned his bachelor's, master's, and doctorate 
degrees in political science at the University of Notre 
Dame. He is a recipient of a Lindback Foundation Award 
for distinguished teaching and has written for a number of 
professional and scholarly publications. He was recently 
awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities 
Fellowship in Residence for College Teachers at Prince- 
ton University for 1978-79. 

THE SYSTEM Comes of Age 

With All American Michael Brooks leading the fast-break, 
The Explorers were one of the nation's most exciting teams 

By Larry Eldridge 

It was Michael Brooks ripping down rebound after re- 
bound and firing outlet passes to Darryl Gladden. It was 
Gladden pushing the ball up the court at breakneck speed 
with uncanny precision and flair. It was Kurt Kanaskie 
and Mo Connolly pulling up to launch guided rockets 
from 20-25 feet. It was Jim Wolkiewicz trailing the action 
and notching followup rebounds and baskets. And it 
was Brooks beating everyone else downcourt for un- 
stoppable drives and heart-stopping dunks. 

It was- and \s-The System, Paul Westhead's fast 
break offense which carried the 1977-78 Explorer basket- 
ball team to an 18-12 record, the East Coast Conference 
championship, and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. 

Westhead tinkered with elements of The System during 
the 1974-75 season, experimented with the offense and 
examined the results during his summer coaching stint 
in Puerto Rico last year, and finally unleashed it against 
the Explorers' entire schedule this year. The reviews were 
smashing — and along the way some records were 

In all the Explorers, who were easily the Big Five's 
most exciting team this year, broke a total of seven in- 
dividual and team offensive records. 
The new team records: Most points in a season (2503) 

Most field goals in a season 

Most assists in a season (563) 
Field goal percentage (.496) 

New individual marks: Most field goals- Michael 

Brooks (288) 
Field goal accuracy— Michael 

Brooks (.588) 
Most assists- Darryl Gladden 
After ironing out a few kinks in December, when the 
Explorers lost some tough games to opponents like 
Louisville, Penn, Rhode Island, and North Carolina at 
Charlotte, the team opened up the throttle and won its 
first six games in January, and ten of thirteen at one 
point, with the losses coming only to highly regarded 
Syracuse, Duke, and Notre Dame. 

Easily the high point of the season was La Salle's pul- 
sating victory over Temple in the ECC Championship 
game at Easton. The Explorers, who had clinched a first 
round bye in the playoffs by placing first in the regular 
season ECC East Division with a perfect 5-0 record, 
earned the right to meet Temple in the title game by 

La Salle Spring 1978 

Jim Wolkiewicz (31) blocks field goal attempt by St. Josephs Norman 
Black. Wolkiewicz was La Salle's best defensive player the past four 
years. Mo Connolly (20) was the Explorers' most improved player this 

disposing of St. Joseph's (for the second time this year) 
in a quarterfinal game at Hayman Hall, and by beating 
Delaware in the semifinal round. 

The championship game with Temple, which was 24-3 
and had lost onlyto Syracuse, Virginia, and La Salle in the 
regular season, was a seesaw battle which saw l emple 
finally begin to take command near the end of the game. 
The situation looked pretty dim with the Explorers trailing 
70-66 and only 1:51 left in the game when senior co- 
captain Jim Wolkiewicz turned a missed shot by Kurt 
Kanaskie into a three point play with a pretty reverse layup 
after an offensive rebound. Michael Brooks then put the 
Explorers up 71-70 with a pair of free throws with 1:17 


SYSTEM -continued 

I emple's Ricky Reed appeared to rescue Temple with 
a clutch jump shot with only 10 seconds remaining to lift 
the Owls back into a 72-71 lead. But then Darryl Gladden, 
no newcomer to last second heroics, threw in his now 
famous 27 foot rocket over Tim Claxton with one second 
left in the game to give La Salle the game, 73-72, the ECC 
title, and the automatic berth in the first round of the NCAA 

"Darryl drilled that shot with the expertise of an archer," 
said Westhead in the jubilant La Salle locker room after 
the victory. "I thought it was going to be five feet short and 
then I could of sworn the basket moved five feet out and 
sucked it in. 

"Earlier in the day I had told our guys this was going to 
be like Star Wars and that our gunners were going to have 
the Force with them. Maybe I was right about that." 

The Force, or at the very least some very hot shooting, 
enveloped the Explorers in the first half of their first NCAA 
Tournament contest against Villanova at the Palestra and 
La Salle left the court with a 49-46 halftime advantage 
after what was one of the finest halves of basketball ever 
played in the Palestra. 

Villanova, behind some hot shooting by Alex Bradley 
and Rory Sparrow, took command of the game in the 
second half and finally prevailed 103-97, earning the 
right to advance to the Eastern Regionals in Providence. 

The Wildcats withstood a spectacular 35 point (14-17, 
7-9), 14 rebound performance by Michael Brooks in 
that game, and every La Salle starter hit double figures, 

Helms All American Michael Brooks, shown here in a typical 1977-78 
scenario — being tripled-teamed. was named Big Five MVP this season. 
He is also believed to be the first player ever to lead the East in both 
scoring and rebounding in the same year 

but La Salle's all out effort fell just a bit short. 

Westhead, though, seemed to have no regrets about 
the 1977-78 season. 

"I wouldn't trade this season for the world," he said 
prior to the final game against Villanova. "It is the best 
season we've had as players and coaches in my eight 
years at La Salle. I wouldn't trade it for a half-dozen more 

Although former Notre Dame football coach Ara 
Paraseghian once claimed that "sophomores don't help 
you until they're seniors," this year's Explorer squad 
belied that notion, as four of the starting five members 
were sophs and contributed significantly to the team's 
successful showing. 

6'7" forward Michael Brooks, on the heels of an excel- 
lent freshman campaign in 1976-77, had a storybook 
season and his statistics and post season honors tell the 
story pretty well. 

Brooks led the ECAC, including the Big Five and ECC, 
in scoring (24.9) and rebounding (12.8). In addition to his 
field goal and field goal percentage records he also 
moved into eighth place on the all time La Salle scoring 
list with a career total of 1275 points. His 696 points this 
season was the second highest single season total in 
La Salle's history, trailing only Tom Gola's total of 750 in 

Brooks also set new career highs for points (39 vs. 
Notre Dame) and rebounds (20 vs. St. Joseph's) and was 
the only player in the nation to rank in the top ten in the 
NCAA's Division One statistics in both scoring and re- 

Among Brooks' post season accolades included the 
Robert Geasy Trophy signifying the Big Five Player of 
the Year, All Big Five, All ECC, ECC Player of the Year, 
All ECAC, All District 2, Citizen Savings (Helms) All Ameri- 
can, and honorable mention All America by the Sporting 
News and the Associated Press. 


'illanova Head Coach Rollie Massimino, who watched 
Brooks score 60 points and grab 33 rebounds against 
the Wildcats in two confrontations called Brooks the best 
player in the East. 

And Westhead claims that the best is yet to come. 

"Michael is a player with an abundance of physical 
and natural ability," says Westhead, "with size, strength, 
quickness, and speed being the ingredients, plus, in- 
ternally, the great energy to go with these skills. 

"In our system of fast breaks he rebounds, outlets the 
ball, and beats everybody downcourt. He goes 90 feet 
as well as any forward I've ever seen, and I know that 
we haven't seen the best he can give yet. When he learns 
to control the energy and talent for play after play after 
play over 40 minutes, then we'll see something truly 
special. When he discovers the proper rhythm pattern, 
when he someday does it all, he's Elgin Baylor. 

"But I say that knowing he is a college sophmore. It is 
my way of pointing out what aging and experience are all 

Despite the avalanche of attention and honors heaped 
on Brooks this season, he was by no means a one man 


show. Michael's three classmates, Kurt Kanaskie, Darryl 
Gladden, and Mo Connolly, each made noteworthy con- 
tributions, as did senior forward Jim Wolkiewicz. 

Gladden, who played in the important "one" spot in 
The System, was the dealer, the elusive penetrator who in 
many ways was the key to the successful operation of 
The System. Gladden's perceptive vision on the court and 
his magical passing orchestrated the offense into a 
smooth, efficient machine. 

The 6'1" guard, who also averaged 11.6 ppg. on a 
combination of long range shooting and spectacular 
drives of the lane, was elected to the second team All 
ECC squad this year. His shooting percentage of .502 
was second best on the club. 


Lanaskie, Gladden's backcourt partner, established 
himself as one of the deadliest perimeter shooters in the 
East this year and provided an invaluable dimension to 
the fast break. 

The 6'0" soph with the quick trigger finger averaged 
17.2 ppg. this year, mostly on outside bombs, and also 
dished off 124 assists, despite being the "off the ball 

Kanaskie hit nearly 50% of his shots from the field fhis 
year (.496) and his accuracy extended to the free throw 
line, where he was the Big Five's best free throw shooter 

The fourth sophomore in the starting lineup, 67" for- 
ward Mo Connolly, emerged from a totally obscure fresh- 
man campaign, during which he scored a total of 18 
points in 18 games, to average 12.8 ppg. and 6.2 rpg. in 
a very encouraging 1 977-78 performance. 

Another outstanding perimeter shooter with remarkable 
range, Connolly also handled some tough defensive 
assignments this year and turned in some impressive 
rebounding performances, especially late in the season. 

Perhaps Connolly's trump card is his passing game. He 
was easily the sharpest, most fluid passer in the Explorers' 
frontcourt this year, notching a total of 76 assists, third 
only to Gladden and Kanaskie. 

Connolly was also a very close second to Temple's 
Tim Claxton in the balloting for the Big Five's Most 
Improved Player award. 

The only senior in the starting quintet, 6'6" forward Jim 
Wolkiewicz capped a fine four-year career at La Salle 
with an excellent senior season laced with clutch perfor- 

Wolkiewicz established himself as a tough defender 
and gutty rebounder during his first three years, but this 
season he also came through with big scoring nights 
when the Explorers needed them most. He scored a 
career high 21 points in a big game against Syracuse, 
poured in 19 points (7-8 from the floor, 5-5 from the line) 
against Temple in the ECC title game, and contributed 
18 points (8-12 from the floor, 2-2 from the line) in 
La Salle's NCAA opening round loss to Villanova. 

His steady play and consistently unflappable court 
demeanor significantly helped this young team keep its 
bearings on target throughout the season. 

Of course no team advances far without support from 

Paul Westhead, speaking at Alumni Downtown Club luncheon, has now 
coached more La Salle basketball games than any of the 13 previous 
Explorer mentors. His overall won-lost record is 127-92. 

its bench and the Explorers received leadership and big 
plays from a number of players throughout the season. 

Senior co-captain Joe Mihalich and classmate Tony 
Di Leo provided classy leadership in the backcourt, 
which also included freshmen Kevin Lynam and Greg 

In the frontcourt junior Tony Plakis, sophomores Mark 
Spain and Reggie Miller, and freshman Stan Williams 
each had moments in the spotlight and provided a solid 
reservoir of talent which Westhead drew upon during 
the campaign. 

6'5" senior forward Gregg Metzinger, who suffered 
with a painful shoulder injury throughout the season and 
saw very limited action, nevertheless provided a glowing 
example of dedication and self-sacrifice for his team- 

But according to Westhead, the success the team 
experienced this year is ultimately traced back to The 

"When an offense is geared for special plays and 
special players," he said on the eve of the NCAA Tourna- 
ment, "then you live and die with the plays and the play- 
ers. But when the game depends on The System, then 
The System devours the individuals into it. If each guy 
doesn't follow The System, he doesn't play. The System, 
we use, I think it's the greatest thing in the game of basket- 
ball. We're doing something that can't be stopped. Our 
philosophy is, other teams never beat us. Other team's 
ability, fate, luck, bigger players, whatever, they might 
beat us, but when we lose, we just didn't get enough from 
The System. 

"In our system, one guy is releasing, getting a ten yard 
lead on everyone else, two guys are ten yards behind, one 
has the ball. Then we have Michael Brooks, who has the 
tools to go baseline to baseline faster than a speeding 
bullet. Most teams don't have a guy to do that. Brooks 
draws defenses to him and because it is him with the ball 
they know he is going to score himself or find other avail- 
able people. I decided on The System so we could play 
any night, anywhere in the country whether certain guys 
were playing well or not." 

And what about next year? 

"We'll be back in the NCAA playoffs next year," said 
Michael Brooks after the season. "And the year after 

Who can argue with him? 

Larry Eldridge is the college's sports information director 
and a frequent contributor to La Salle and other publica- 

La Salle, Spring 1978 


Aoind Can pus 

La Salle's New Atletic Director; Irrepressible Enthusiasm 


Bill Bradshaw, '69, in his Hayman Hall office today and as a 
star infielder during his college days. 

If optimism, enthusiasm, and hard 
work are the necessary ingredients for 
success as an athletic director on the 
college level, then Bill Bradshaw, 
La Salle's new director of athletics and 
recreation, appears to have a glowing 
future ahead of him. 

The 30-year-old La Salle graduate 
('69). who took office in January, was 
selected to succeed the retired Jack 
Conboy from a field of more than 80 
applicants for the position. In just five 
short months on the job, Bradshaw has 
impressed everyone with his irrepres- 
sible drive to upgrade the quality of the 
entire athletic department. 

Bradshaw. one of the greatest base- 
ball players in La Salle's history, played 
second base in the Washington Sena- 
tors/Texas Rangers organization before 
a severe broken ankle in 1970 brought 
an abrupt end to his playing career. 

After receiving a master's degree in 
guidance and counseling from Niagara 
University in 1972, the Niagara Falls 
native was named Niagara's head base- 
ball coach. He served in that post for 
three years and his 1974 squad set a 
new Niagara record for most wins in a 
season with 29. 

Bradshaw was named director of 
alumni at Niagara in August, 1974 and 
served as a close liaison with the athlet- 
ic department and helped coordinate 
Niagara's fund-raising programs. 

In 1976 Bradshaw left Niagara to join 
Matlack, Inc., an international trucking 
firm. He was Matlack's regional sales 
director in the Delaware Valley im- 
mediately prior to accepting the AD's 
post in December. 

"I'm honestly excited about the 
future of our athletic programs here at 
La Salle," Bradshaw said recently. 
"There have been a hundred changes 
since I graduated, most noticeably the 
influx of women's athletics, but I feel 
that with the proper amount of hard 
work and properly directed enthusiasm 
about La Salle we can establish an 
athletic program to be proud of, to care 
about, and to brag about. 

"For years. La Salle has been known 
in athletic circles around the country 
primarily as a basketball school. We 
obviously have a basketball program we 
can be very proud of. but I think we — 
and I mean the entire department— can 
do better than that. I think we should 
be recognized as a school with a suc- 

cessful, broad-based athletic program 
across the board." 

Although it has been 12 long years 
since a La Salle team other than basket- 
ball has won a conference champion- 
ship, Bradshaw is confident that 
La Salle's athletic fortunes can swing 
the other way in the very near future. 

"My immediate goal is to get all of our 
teams successfully competitive," he 
says. "In some cases — swimming, 
soccer, and baseball, for instance, I 
think we're just about there. 

"Our swimmers won nine events in 
the ECC championship meet but fin- 
ished third by over a hundred points. 
What is happening there is that we suf- 
fer from a lack of numbers. Our front- 
line kids can compete with anybody, 
that seems obvious. What we don't 
have enough of are the walk-on student 
athletes, the kids who may not be blue 
chip athletes but who can still contribute 
to a team's success. 

"I think it is my job to try to com- 
municate to the La Salle community, 
our students, faculty, and alumni, and 
especially to our own athletes, the 
importance of selling La Salle and 
La Salle athletics to high school stu- 


dent-athletes. We need a wholesale PR 
movement to help make our own peo- 
ple aware of the special qualities that 
La Salle has, and for the need to pass 
that along to people outside the college 

"We have to invite our alumni back 
to La Salle, let them see some of the 
ways in which La Salle has changed 
and kept contemporary while still re- 
taining the qualities which make La Salie 
such a good and enjoyable place to be. 
We have to get back their interest, 
let them have a voice in things, get 
them enthused. 

"And enthusiasm is a key because 
enthusiasm indicates sincerity. Stu- 
dents are more perceptive today than 
ten or fifteen years ago. A student- 
athlete isn't going to come to La 'Salle 
because his or her father may have 
come here. They have to be convinced 
that La Salle is someplace they want to 
be and therefore there is a need for the 
enthusiasm about La Salle to be trans- 
mitted from different areas. 

"It isn't just enough for our coaches 
to recruit athletes. Everyone has to get 
in the act. If an athlete is constantly 
hearing that La Salle is a quality school 
— academically and athletically — on a 
number of different fronts from a variety 
of people, especially our own current 
and former athletes, it is going to make 
the athlete's decision a lot easier." 

In addition to initiating an all-out PR- 
oriented dirve for greater numbers of 
athletes, Bradshaw has a few more 
ideas up his sleeve. 

"I've been meeting with the coaches 
and captains of all sports on a regular 
basis to make sure we — the adminis- 
tration - are doing the things that will be 
most helpful to our teams within the 
realm of our capabilities. 

"These meetings provide a very 
valuable forum of ideas, helpful to me 
and I think helpful to the coaches and 
athletes. We're asking each other gut- 
wrenching questions, such as 'Why 
aren't we winning? Would you recom- 
mend La Salle to a high school stu- 
dent?' We're taking a good close look 
at where we are and where we want to 

"And although I think winning is 
extremely important, I think a more im- 
portant goal for us to have at La Salle is 
to insure that a student-athlete's overall 
experience at La Salle is an enjoyable 
one. If you can't win in an enjoyable 
atmosphere, what good is it? Enjoy- 
ment is the ideal because that is what 
sparks enthusiasm." 

Bradshaw has some difficult prob- 
lems to grapple with in the coming 
months. There are questions about 
the East Coast Conference, which is 
probably going to lose its automatic 
berth in the NCAA Tournament, ques- 
tions about the need for some new out- 
door playing facilities, and questions 

on the direction of the women's pro- 

These questions won't be answered 
overnight, and there will be some hur- 
dles to clear along the way. But one 
thing can be counted on. Bill Bradshaw 
is tackling the task of improving the 
athletic department with, what else, 


Gene Graham Appointed 
Music Theatre Producer 

Brother Gene R. Graham, F.S.C., 
who has been involved with dramatics 
for over 30 years, has been named 
producer of the college's summer 
Music Theatre, it was announced by 
Brother President Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., 

La Salle's Music Theatre will present 
Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH 
PACIFIC and Cole Porter's ANYTHING 
GOES this summer. SOUTH PACIFIC 
will run six nights weekly from June 21 
to July 23; ANYTHING GOES, from 
July 27 to August 27. 

Graham said that La Salle's Music 
Theatre will resume productions on 
Tuesday evenings because of a heavy 
demand for groups and theatre parties. 
Shows will run from Tuesdays through 
Fridays at 8:00 P.M., on Saturdays at 
6:00 and 9:30 P.M., and on Sundays 
at 7:00 P.M. 

Brother Graham, a native of Phila- 
delphia, joined the La Salle College staff 
in 1977 as director of the college's 
undergraduate theatrical group, The 
Masque, and director of the college's 
Annual Fund. He will retain both posi- 

Previously, he had been director of 
dramatics at La Salle College High 

School from 1967-77, and at St. John's 
College (Prep), in Washington, D.C., 
from 1946-54. He also directed pro- 
ductions at Archbishop Wood High 
School, Warminster, for four years. 

Brother Graham was an assistant to 
producer James Lipton at the na- 
tionally televised 1977 Inaugural Gala 
for President Carter at the Kennedy 
Center, Washington, D.C., and at a 
1976 Star Spangled Gala for the New 
York Library for the Performing Arts 
at the Metropolitan Opera House. 

Brother Graham and Lipton are cur- 
rently working on a television special 
commemorating Bob Hope's 75th 
birthday, scheduled for this spring in 
Washington, D.C. 

Brother Graham also directed sum- 
mer theatre productions at the Surflight 
Theatre, Long Beach Island, N.J., and 
dinner theatre shows at the Club Bene, 
Morgan, N.J., in 1971-72. At Bene, he 
directed 16-year-old John Travolta in 
his first professional part as "Hugo" in 

A graduate of Philadelphia's West 
Catholic High School, Brother Graham 
earned a bachelor's degree in English 
at La Salle College in 1947 and a mas- 
ter's degree in secondary education 
at the University of Pittsburgh in 1953. 
He has also studied dramatics at Johns 
Hopkins, Columbia, New York, and 
Catholic Universities. 

Brother Graham served as president 
of St. John's College, in Washington, 
from 1961-67, and principal of O'Con- 
nell High School, Arlington, Va., from 

La Salle's Music Theatre, the only 
college-sponsored professional sum- 
mer music theatre in the nation, has 
attracted over 310,000 patrons to some 
35 different productions since it opened 
in 1962 in the College Union Theatre. 

Swimmers Third in ECC; 
McKeon is League's MVP 

The 1977-78 season proved to be a 
mixed bag of successes and heart- 
breaks for coach Tom Grail's swimming 

Hopes were high at the season's 
beginning that this would finally be the 
year La Salle would overhaul perennial 
champion Bucknell for the East Coast 
Conference championship. With a rich 
stockpile of returning talent from last 
year's second place squad enhanced 
by several blue chip newcomers, Grail 
and his team were optimistic. 

The Explorers broke well from the 
gate, winning their first six meets of the 
season, but then, one by one, little dark 
clouds started appearing to ruin the 

La Salle, Spring 1978 


Back-to-back losses to Army and 
Bucknell and the loss of top distance 
freestyler Bill Madden due to a freak 
injury started the slide. A win over West 
Chester temporarily brightened things, 
but a season-ending loss at home to 
Drexel amidst a rash of the Russian flu- 
dampened spirits once again. 

The flu-weakened Explorers mus- 
tered all of their energies for the ECC 
championship meet which was held 
at Kirk Pool for the second straight year 
and captured NINE first place trophies 
during the three-day, 18 event meet. 

Unfortunately Bucknell's overwhelm- 
ing depth, despite the fact that the 
Bisons only won one event, carried 
Bucknell to its eighth straight confer- 
ence title while Drexel slipped past the 
Explorers for second place. 

Still, with senior Tom McKeon win- 
ning three individual events (200 yard 
individual medley, 100 yard freestyle 
and 200 yard freestyle), and helping 
the 400 and 800 yard freestyle relays 
to their third consecutive ECC titles, and 
with individual championships from 
senior diver Ron Murphy (in both the 
three meter and one meter dive), junior 
Dan Lavery (50 yard freestyle), and 
junior Mike Gallagher (200 yard butter- 
fly), the Explorers showcased their 
quality frontline talent. 

McKeon was named the meet's MVP 
for his glittering performance, and went 
on to compete in the NCAA Champion- 
ship meet in Long Beach, California 
both in the 100 yard freestyle and with 
the 400 yard freestyle relay quartet, 
which also included Rob Ehinger, Dan 
Lavery, and Lee Cummins. 

Mike Costello To Coach 
Track & Cross Country 

Mike Costello, '65, a former Ex- 
plorer track star and an assistant coach 
at La. Salle from 1969 until August, 
1977, has been named head track and 
field and cross country coach, it was 
announced by La Salle College Ath- 
letic Director Bill Bradshaw. 

Costello succeeds Ira Davis who 
resigned after eight years as head 
coach. He will oversee both the men's 
and women's programs. 

Track coach Mike Costello 

The late Senator Hubert Hum- 
phrey, who passed away recently, 
appeared on campus in 1969 with 
Brother Daniel Bernian. F.S.C., 
Ph.D.. who was then president of 
La Salle, at the dedication cere- 
mony of the David Leo Lawrence 
Memorial Library. 

The 34-year-old Costello, who had 
been an assistant coach under Jim 
Tuppeny at Penn for five months, was a 
quarter miler, half miler, and javelin ace 
under former La Salle Coach Frank 
Wetzler from 1961-65 and was a mem- 
ber of La Salle cross country teams 
which won MAC cross country titles in 

1963 and 1964 and MAC track titles in 

1964 and 1965. 

"There were many outstanding 
coaches who applied for this position," 
said Bradshaw, "but we feel we've 
made an excellent choice with Mike. 
Mike was an athlete here at La Salle 
during our 'Golden Era' of track and 
he knows what it takes to build a suc- 
cessful program. I know he is enthused 
about the opportunity and we're fortu- 
nate to have Mike back at La Salle." 

"I'm obviously very happy to be 
returning to La Salle," said Costello. 
"We have good kids in the program 
now but my job is going to be to go out 
in the area and promote La Salle to get 
greater numbers of quality athletes. I'm 
looking forward to the challenge of 
bringing back La Salle track." 

Costello, who graduated from La 
Salle with a degree in political science, 
competed for Jack St. Clair at Cardinal 
Dougherty in high school and also 
served as St. Clair's assistant at Tem- 
ple for a year prior to returning to 
La Salle in 1969 under Davis as as- 
sistant coach. 

A resident of Exton, Pa., Costello is 
currently the chairman of the business 
department of Archbishop Carroll High 

College Raises Tuition 
For Next Academic Year 

La Salle will increase tuition for its 
Day School for the 1978-79 academic 
year by $230 and for its Evening Divi- 
sion by $5.00 per credit hour, it was 
announced by Brother President Pat- 
rick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D. 

Tuition for full-time liberal arts and 
business administration majors will 
go fron $2,550 to $2,780 and for 
science majors from $2,650 to $2,880. 
Tuition for La Salle's Evening Division 
and Summer Sessions will go from its 

present $57 to $62 per credit hour and 
for the college's M.B.A. Program from 
$85 to $93 per credit hour. 

Room and Board (double occupan- 
cy) will increase from $1,400 to $1,530 
for students using "five day" meal 
tickets. "Seven day" meal tickets will 
be an additional $200. 

"La Salle College is cognizant of the 
plight of the middle income families 
that comprise a significant percentage 
of its enrollment," said Brother Ellis. 
"Every effort will be made to lighten 
the burden of the increase by re- 
evaluating financial need for the coming 

In a letter announcing the 9 percent 
increase to parents and students. 
Brother Ellis said that the college has 
been mandated by its Board of Trust- 
ees to balance its budget for 1978-79. 
He added that programs of the college 
have been under-funded for several 
years. Moreover, government-ordered 
fringe benefits for faculty and staff 
have increased significantly and sala- 
ries have not kept pace with the cost of 

Pledging "to strive for the greatest 
possible economy consistent with 
quality," Brother Ellis added that exist- 
ing financial aid to students would 
cover much of the increase in many 

Westhead's Court Camp 
Slated From July 3-7 

Basketball Coach Paul Westhead's 
annual summer coeducational basket- 
ball camp will be held from July 3-7 at 
Hayman Hall. There will be no camp on 
Tuesday, July 4th, but there will be a 
special Parents' Visitation day on Satur- 
day, July 7th at which parents are in- 
vited to watch the progress of their son 
or daughter. 

Philadelphia 76ers forward Joe Bry- 
ant will be a guest instructor during the 
clinic, which will also be staffed by 
Explorer assistant coaches Ken Durrett 
and Joe O'Connor. The cost of the 
clinic is $60.00 with a special one-half 
price fee for additional members of the 
same family. For further information 
call 951-1518. 


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John M. Davies has retired as principal of 
Elmer L. Meyers High School in Wilkes-Barre, 
Pa., after 38 years. G. Harold Metz has been 
promoted to senior vice president, personnel 
staff of Ambac Industries, Inc., Carle Place, 


H. Blake Hayman, M.D., was reappointed 
director of obstetrics/gynecology at Saint 
Mary Hospital, Langhorne, Pa., for 1978 and 


Anthony Lavery has been named circulation 
director of the Philadelphia Daily News. 


William F.X. Coffey, M.D., has been invested 
as a Magistral Knight of the Sovereign Mili- 
tary Order of Malta by Terence Cardinal 
Cooke at a special investiture Mass at St. 
Patrick's Cathedral in New York. Carmen F. 
Guarino, Philadelphia's water commissioner, 
was elected first vice president and presi- 
dent-elect of the Engineers' Club of Phila- 
delphia for 1978-79. William C. Schrandt was 
elected regional assistant vice president of 
Insurance Company of North America's cent- 
ral region, located in Kalamazoo. Mich. 


William H. Graham has been named chair- 
man of the Drama Department at the Catholic 
University of America in Washington, D.C. 
Rev. Ellwood Kieser, C.S.P., offered the Mass 
of Christian Burial for singer Bing Crosby at 
St. Paul the Apostle Church, in Westwood, a 
suburb of Los Angeles, on Oct. 18. William G. 
Snyder, executive director of the Merced 
County, Calif., Association of Governments, 
was recently elected chairperson of the Cali- 
fornia Committee of Regional Council Direc- 
tors. Dr. Edward J. Stemmler received an 
honorary doctor of science degree from 
Ursinus College at the college's annual 
Founder's Day convocation, last October. 
John A. Whyte, DO., president of the Board 
of Directors of the Delaware Valley Hospital, 
Bucks County, Pa., was honored at a recep- 
tion held in early February for his contribu- 
tions to the hospital, dating back to the 1950's. 


Charles P. Dugan has been promoted to tax 
counsel in the tax counsel department of the 
Bethlehem. Pa., Steel Corporation. 


The Medical Staff of Saint Mary Hospital, 
Langhorne. Pa., has elected John M. Con- 

nolly, Jr., M.D., president for 1978 and 1979. 


Philadelphia's Board of Judges elected John 
J. Pettit, Esq., as the Prothonotary of Common 
Pleas Court. 


Raymond T. Coughlan has been named direc- 
tor, patient care research and development in 
the Patient Care Division of Johnson & John- 
son's Domestic Operating Co., New Bruns- 
wick, N.J. 


Robert Rowland is currently serving as presi- 
dent of the Faculty Union (NEA) at the Uni- 
versity of Missouri: 


Rev. Joseph J. McLaughlin is principal of 
Lansdale (Pa.) Catholic High School. 


Robert J. Barr, in his senior year at Dickinson 
Law School, came in second place in the 
annual Allegheny County Academy of T rial 
Lawyers Moot Court competition. Joseph 
Beatty, an assistant professor of philosophy 
at Williams College, has been awarded a 
fellowship for the 1978-79 academic year by 
the National Humanities Center, NO John 
Langan, who has been teaching at Atlantic 
County (N.J.) Community College for the past 
six years, has completed his second college 
textbook, Reading and Study Skills, which 
will be published by McGraw-Hill. His first 
book, English Skills, was published last Janu- 
ary. Alfred B. Ruff has been appointed corpo- 
rate director, personnel and administration at 
Rilsan Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of 
ATO CHEMI, Paris, France. Robert W. Sosna 
has been promoted to assistant vice presi- 
dent and personal lines administration execu- 
tive of Firemen's Fund Insurance Companies, 
in San Francisco. 


Joseph Batory, director of communications 
for the Upper Darby (Pa.) School District, 
was the recipient of two 1977 editing awards, 
one from the National School Public Relations 
Association for the System's community 
newsletter (cir. 38,000) and the other from 
the Pennsylvania School Boards' Association 
for a special purpose publication. Joseph M. 
Donadieu, news editor of The Burlington 
County Times, has been named managing 
editor of The Monitor, the newspaper of the 
Diocese of Trenton, N.J. Joseph A. Dych, 
Esq., is presently associated with the law 

Joseph Batory 

office of John S. Kelly, in Phila. Lawrence D. 
Patterson received a doctorate in education 
from the University of Kentucky and has been 
appointed principal of the Cambridge-South 
Dorchester High School in Cambridge, MD. 
Army Lt. Col. Mark R. Stein, M.D., is assistant 
chief of the Allergy and Clinical Immunology 
Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. 
He is also an assistant professor of medicine 
and pediatrics at the Uniformed Services 
University of the Health Sciences, School of 


Robert J. Burke has been named the New 
York district sales manager for packaging 
and converting adhesives at the National 
Adhesive Division of the National Starch and 
Chemical Corporation. Dominic Cotugno re- 
ceived his Ed.D. degree from Temple Univer- 
sity and is currently employed as director of 
staff development for the Camden School 
District. He also served as vice president of 
the Edgewater Park, N.J. School Board. An 
article by Charles E. Gotsch, associate pro- 
fessor of social sciences at Columbia Greene 
Community College, has been published in 
Insight 1977, an annual collection of articles 
on teaching and learning by faculty members 
of the community college of the State Uni- 
versity of New York. Dr. John J. Kozak has 
been named senior development chemist at 
Koppers Company. Inc.'s product develop- 
ment department, Orrville, Ohio, Forest Pro- 
duct Group. 


Capt. James M. Carney is presently serving at 
Langley AFB, Va., with a Tactical Air Com- 
mand unit. Frank D. Galey, Jr., recently 
opened a new office. Strategic Services, Inc., 
in Summit, N.J., which specializes in adver- 
tising, research, marketing, and public rela- 

Robert J. Burke 

Dominic Cotugno 

La Salle, Spring 1978 


La Salle's 1951-52 NIT Champions were 
guests at a silver anniversary reunion 
sponsored by the Explorer Club on Dec 
3. Standing in the tront are (from left): 
Frank O'Hare, Jim Warrington, Buddy 
Donnelly, Ed Altieri, and Tom Sottile. 
Back row (from left): Harry Bruner (par- 
tially obscured), Newt Jones, Joe Gilson, 
Norm Grekin. Jack French. Fred lehele. 
and Bill Katheder. 

tions Joseph B. Pritti is now associated with 

the New York City law firm of Burns. Jackson, 

Miller, Summit and Jacoby. 

MARRAIGE: David P. Smola to Margaret R. 


BIRTH: To Joseph M. O'Brien and his wife, 

Mary, a son, Daniel. 

veterans services officer at the Veterans Ad- 
ministration Regional Office. St. Petersburg, 
Fla. He is responsible for the veterans ser- 
vices program for the state of Florida. 



Dr. Vincent Bulera recently opened an office 
for the practice of orthopedic and hand sur- 
gery in York, Pa. Francis C. Au, M.D., is cur- 
rently practicing general surgery and surgical 
oncology at Temple University Hospital. 


Gerald E. Davis has been named manager of 
the Toledo. Ohio branch office of the Ohio 
Casualty Insurance Co William F. Githens 
has been promoted to vice president of First 
Pennsylvania Bank's Regional Department. 
Richard Monastra has been appointed an in- 
structor of American Government at Dela- 
ware County Community College. He is also 
co-team leader of education for the academ- 
ically talented and gifted students at Dela- 
ware County Senior High School. James M. 
Penny, Jr., Esq.. has been named to the first 
edition of Who's Who in American Law. Wil- 
liam H. Sullivan was named associate profes- 
sor of philosophy at Allentown College of St. 
Francis DeSales. Dr. James R. Wall recently 
opened an office for the practice of dermatol- 
ogy and dermatologic surgery in Quakertown, 
Pa. Edward J. Weklar has been appointed 

Brian J. Gail 


Dennis J. Rochlord 

Elroy Berkheiser, data communications tech- 
nical manager. Communications and Switch- 
ing Programs, CPO, was the guest speaker 
at the Telecommunications Seminar at the 
University of Colorado at Boulder in February. 
Joseph M. Cosgrove is an associate execu- 
tive director of planning and allocations with 
the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. 
William B. Fynes received his M.T.A. degree 
from Villanova University. Brian J. Gail has 
been promoted to vice president, account 
supervisor at Montgomery and Associates 
advertising agency in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. John 
P. Jasin has been selected by the U.S. De- 
partment of Health, Education and Welfare 
for a special two-year assignment as a social 
science research analyst. Robert J. Kerns, 
Esq., has been elected chairman of the 


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Young Lawyers Section of the Montgomery 
Bar Association, the county's professional 
organization of lawyers. Dennis J. Rochford 
was elected to the Council of Delaware 
County in November, 1977, and sworn into 
office at the January 3rd inaugural cere- 
monies at the Courthouse in Media, Pa. 
William M. Warfel was recently appointed 
assistant general director/director of nursing 
service at Albert Einstein Medical Center, 
Northern Division, Phila. 


Capt. Albert J. Durning recently participated 
in "Bold Eagle," a United States Readiness 
Command exercise at Eglin AFB, Fla. Bro. 
Michael Lonsway has been appointed dis- 
trict director of the American District of the 
Brothers of Charity, whose headquarters are 
in Phila. Denzil J. Meyers recently opened a 
new office in Glenside, Pa,, which offers a 
complete real estate service plus insurance, 
accounting, quick auto tags, notary service 
and photostats. Joseph Mitchell has been ap- 
pointed marketing manager for the AAA 
Trucking Co. in Trenton. 
MARRIAGE: Daniel P. Kerins to Catherine 

Michael Lonsway 


Paul C. Broomhead received his M.D. degree 
from the University of Bologna, Italy, in June, 
1977. Felix F. Federowicz, Jr., was elected 
president of the Philadelphia Jaycees for the 
1977-78 administrative year. Stephen H. Ford 
received his master's degree in political 
science and education from Trenton State 
University. Bro. John McGoldrick, F.S.C.. is 
teaching German and History at LaSalle Col- 
lege. He is also a member of the high school 
Foreign Language Curriculum Committee of 
the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. 


Joseph E. Crowne has been promoted to 
assistant actuary for the Penn Mutual Life 
Insurance Co., Phila. Paul R. Driscoll has 
been appointed assistant treasurer of Benefi- 
cial Savings Bank. Christopher Frey recently 
became project director and senior analyst 
in the Marketing Analysis Department of 

Colonial Penn Group, Inc.. Phila. Shawn M. 
Glynn received his Ph.D. from Penn State 
University and is now an assistant professor 
of psychology at the University of Georgia. 
John F. Mclnerney, Ph.D.. recently opened a 
practice in professional psychology in Ocean- 
view. N.J . K. Denise Muth is teaching in the 
Athens, Ga., school district. 
MARRIAGE: Shawn M. Glynn to K. Denise 

BIRTHS: To Christopher Frey and his wife, 
Jean Ellen, a daughter, Jessica. To Thomas 
Schurtz and Mary Ellen Roken, '74, a daugh- 
ter, Kathleen Marie. 



George McGeehan has been named manag- 
ing editor of the Times Chronicle. Jenkintown, 
Pa. Joseph Reaney was appointed to the na- 
tional sales department of the Penh Ventila- 
tor Co., Phila. 

MARRIAGE: Bruce N. Quigley to Irene L. 


Bob Margevicius 

Nancy K. Poole 

Dennis Clark, previously director of the Cen- 
ter for Disabled Students at Temple Univer- 
sity, is now a psychology staff member and 
vocational counselor at Wordsworth Acad- 
emy in Ft. Washington, Pa. He received a 
master's degree in counseling psychology 
from Temple in Aug., 1977. Dennis is also an 
associate realtor for Poquessing Corp., and a 
member of the Philadelphia Board of Realtors. 
Thomas Dempsey has been named president 
of The Shoe Chest Corp., Tampa, Fla. John 
M. Donahue received his J.D. degree from 
the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. 
Bob Margevicius, owner of Bob-Cat Ltd.. a 
bicycle accessories distributorship in Willow 
Grove, has been selected as one of the Phila- 
delphia-District Rotary Club participants in an 
international exchange program with Japan. 
He will spend two months studying Japanese 
business-management techniques. Nancy K. 
Poole has been promoted to assistant vice 
president of First Pennsylvania Bank's Cor- 
porate General Systems and Information 
Services Department, Phila. 


Thomas F. Dillon is presently associated with 
Poquessing Realtors Salvatore J. Presti re- 
ceived a master's degree in clinical psy- 
chology from Hahnemann Medical College. 
Lawrence Sigman was elected president of 
the Junior year class at Hahnemann Medical 

MARRIAGE: Mary Kathleen Maher to John M. 
Bloomfield, '77; Peter Greenspun to Katherine 
Stacy, 76. 

Marie Parrott. '73. and Jack Peflit. '56. 


A Legal 


Although she's been out of 
college for less than five years, 
Marie Konzik Parrott, Esq., 73, 
has accomplished quite a bit 
since achieving the distinction 
of becoming LaSalle's first wom- 
an attorney. 

Marie was associated with the 
law firm of John J. Pettit, Jr., 
Esq., '56, specializing in es- 
tates, domestic relations, and 
real estate, until Pettit was elected 
Prothonotary of Philadelphia by 
the Board of Judges of Common 
Pleas Court earlier this spring. 

When Pettit was elected, Mrs. 
Parrott decided to strike out on 
her own and begin a private 
practice, a goal that she has 
desired since elementary school. 
"There was a time during my 
sophomore year in college that 
I thought that I might want to be a 
history teacher," she recalls, 
"but really, I always knew that I 
wanted to become a lawyer." 

For a while, it appeared that 
Marie's law would be practiced 
in St. Louis and not Philadelphia 
since she is a member of both 
the Missouri and Pennsylvania 
Bar. Both Mrs. Parrott and her 
husband, Pete, 72, a civilian 
contract negotiator with the U.S. 
Navy, attended the same high 
school (Cardinal Dougherty), 
college, and graduate school 

(St. Louis University). Marie 
picked up her J.D. at St. Louis 
while Pete was earning a mas- 
ter's degree in urban affairs. 

"We had planned to settle in 
Missouri," Marie recalls. "But 
two days before the Missouri 
Bar (exam), Pete told me 'you 
know, I wouldn't mind moving 
back to Philadelphia.' He had a 
very good job out there, but I 
think we both felt that three years 
in St. Louis was enough. I know 
I was really happy to think about 
coming home." 

Mrs. Parrott says that she 
sometimes regrets not attending 
law school in this area. "Since 
I've graduated, there's absolutely 
no opportunity for any camara- 
derie with classmates who have 
become attorneys," she says. 
"Coming from St. Louis, I can tell 
you a good deal about the judges 
in Missouri, but I'm really at a dis- 
advantage because I haven't had 
the opportunity to pick up the 
judicial atmosphere here that 
other area law students would 
have been exposed to." 

As for the future, Marie just 
wants to concentrate on expand- 
ing her private practice. Politics? 
"It's a choice you have to make," 
she says, "but at this time in my 
life I really don't feel any great 
urge to get involved." 



Katherine Stacy Greenspun is a technical 
writer for Hazleton Laboratories in Vienna, 

MARRIAGES: John J. Ganister to Sheree L. 
Berky. Nicholas Rongione to Barbara McNul- 
ty. Kevin Welnstein to Mary J. Capeci. 
BIRTH: To James T. Britt and his wife, Ce- 
leste, a boy. Patrick. 

Second Lt. John P. Hartigan recently com- 
pleted a 12-week field artillery officer basic 
course at the Army Field Artillery School, Ft. 
Sill, Okla. 

MARRIAGES: Joseph L. Rakszawski to The- 
resa M Preedy. George Walter to Mary 

La Salle, Spring 1978 




Dr. Leon J. Perelman has been appointed 
president of Dropsie University, a postgradu- 
ate institution tor the study of Hebrew, Bibli- 
cal and Middle East languages and cultures. 


Thomas V. MacNamara has been appointed 
district sales manager in the Philadelphia 
office for Korean Airlines. John P. Ryan, Jr., 
has been named director of the newly formed 
Mortgage Operations Department of the 
Franklin Realty Group, a national, publicly- 
owned real estate company, headquartered 
in Rydal, Pa. 


Robert J. Ehlinger, former deputy commis- 
sioner of the North American Soccer League, 
has been appointed general manager and 
executive vice president of the NASL's Phila- 
delphia franchise. Joseph A. Gallagher, pres- 
ident and director of Industrial Valley Bank 
and Trust Company, has been named recip- 
ient of the 1978 American Cancer Society, 
Philadelphia Division, Humanitarian Award. 


Passport pictures are 
now taken free in color for 
all who purchase trips 
through La Salle's Special 
Activities Office. Instant 
service is available. Pass- 
port pictures will cost half- 
price of $3.00 for two pic- 
tures for any trip not through 
La Salle College. The regu- 
lar pice is $6.00 or more. 

Master Charge and Visa 
are now being accepted by 
the Special Activities Office 
for all trips taken with La 
Salle College. 


Joseph A. Gallagher Joseph E. Luecke 

Joseph E. Luecke has been elected senior 
executive vice president of the Kemper Insur- 
ance Companies, Long Grove, III. Thomas A. 
White, Esq., was elected a Judge in the Court 
of Common Pleas in Philadelphia. He for- 
merly practiced law as a senior partner in the 
firm of White and Kelly. 


Melvin M. Buck, vice president and general 
manager of East Penn Foundry Co., Ma- 
cungie, Pa., has been named a vice president 
of the Penn Division of Tyler Pipe Industries, 
Inc. Joseph A. McCaffrey has been promoted 
to district sales manager, Food-Service Food 
Group, for Kraft, Inc., in Omaha, Neb. 
BIRTH: To Robert J. Schaefer and his wife, 
Celeste, their seventh child, fifth boy, Bryan 


William F. Boyle is a special legislative assis- 
tant to the Philadelphia City Solicitor. Dr. 
Henry T. Wilkens was elected to the office of 
Councilman for the East District of Shippens- 


Francis X. Nolan, Esq., partner in the law firm 
of Donsky, Katz, Levin and Dashevsky, has 
been promoted to Captain in the Naval Re- 
serve. He is Staff Judge Advocate at the 
Philadelphia Naval Base. 


Charles J. Heiser, general sales manager of 
KYW Newsradio, was elected to the Board of 
Directors of TRAC (Television, Radio and 
Advertising Club of Philadelphia). 


John F. Magosin has been named public 
sector marketing manager at Sperry-Univac 
Corporation in Blue Bell, Pa. 


Joseph A. McGehrin has been appointed 
manager of the York, Pa., office of People's 
Life Insurance Company of Washington, D.C. 
James F. Stehll, executive secretary of Physi- 

cian Service Associates in Binghamton, N.Y., 
has been appointed to a five-year term on the 
New York State Board of Pharmacy by the 
State Board of Regents. Bernard J. Vaughan, 
research director in the securities investment 
department of The Philadelphia Saving Fund 
Society (PSFS), has been appointed an assis- 
tant vice president. He is also a faculty mem- 
ber in LaSalle's Evening Division. 

Bernard J. Vaughan 


R. Allan Bayley was elected a Supervisor of 
Wright Township in the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 


Robert A. Caffrey 

Sigma Beta Kappa News 

The alumni of Sigma 
Beta Kappa have awarded 
their first grant to Alex 
Avallon, son of Al Avallon, 
'54. The organization hopes 
to bestow future grants to 
other sons and daughters 
of its 600 alumni. 

Election of new officers 
will be held on May 19 and 
the second annual family 
picnic will be held in July, 
it was announced by Rob 
Baseliee, '67, who has in- 
formation for anyone wish- 
ing to join the SBK — Gam- 
ma Alumni, Inc. He can be 
reached at 236 Winder- 
mere Ave., Lansdowne, 
Pa. 19050(215-284-1870). 


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Robert A. Caffrey, currently manager of sys- 
tems/data processing at Thiokol's Chemical 
Division, Trenton, has been appointed plant 
controller of the division's manufacturing 
plant at Moss Point. Miss. 



J. Wayne Kullman, vice president of Rouse 
Construction International Inc. in Atlanta. 
Ga.. has been selected to be included in the 
most recent index of "Outstanding Atlantans." 
Thomas J. Lynch has been elected chairper- 
son of the Board of Trustees of Manor Junior 


James Negler 

John P. Barry was appointed a vice president 
of the United Jersey Bank-Cumberland 
National. AFIA-Worldwide Insurance, whose 
headquarters is located in Butler, N.J., re- 
cently elected John J. Gaynard an assistant 
controller H. James Negler has been ap- 
pointed national sales manager-distribution 
by Berg Electronics, New Cumberland. Pa. 
John F. Smart, Jr., executive sales director. 
Pennsylvania-New Jersey region of American 
Bankers, Miami-based insurance corpora- 
tion, was the keynote speaker at the Inter- 
national Convention of the American Bankers 
Life, held in Dublin. Ireland. He also was 
honored at the convention with the "Man- 
ager of the Year" award Thomas M. Smith, 
Jr., was named sales manager of national 
accounts for Tappan Appliances. Ohio. 


William E. Glancey has been named a sales 
representative at the Plymouth Meeting Pa., 
office of LB. Smith, Inc. Frank M. Kaminski 
has been promoted to vice president in First 
Pennsylvania Bank's Funds Processing 
Department. Dr Peter A. Peroni, II, recently 
completed his doctorate in anthropology of 
education at Rutgers University. He is cur- 
rently an associate professor at Bucks County 
Community College. 


James J. Higgins recently received North 
American Life Assurance Company's Alex- 
ander MacKenzie Award for 1977. This award 
is given to the regional group manager who 
has achieved the highest sales production in 
the United States as well as Canada for the 
calendar year Norman E. Morrell has been 
named manager, Quality-Product Reliability, 
for The Budd Company at its Troy, Mich., 
headquarters facility. William C. Ott has been 
promoted from New England regional man- 
ager to national clinical lab manager with 
Mallinckrodt Diagnostic. Inc. 
BIRTH. To William C. Ott and his wife, Mar- 
garet, a daughter, Susan. 

Martin J. Reddington 

Martin J. Reddington was elected president 
of the Abington (Pa.) Township Board of 
Commissioners. James Rennie has been 
appointed supervising service foreman with 
the Bell Telephone Company in Northeast 


William R. Bernhardt, vice president of the 
fixed income institutional sales department of 
the Philadelphia office of Butcher & Singer, 
Inc., has been appointed to the company's 
President's Club. 


Warren E. Coupland was elected regional 
assistant vice president of Insurance Com- 
pany of North America's central region, head- 
quartered in Kalamazoo. Mich. Donald J. 
Pursell was re-appointed for a second term 
as Mayor of Holland Township, N.J. 


Robert A. Jenco was promoted to vice presi- 
dent of the American Bank and Trust Com- 
pany of Pennsylvania. He will also continue 
as manager of the bank's Jeffersonville office 
in Montgomery County. 


Michael M. Bender has been named account- 
ing manager at Intermed Communications. 
John F. Burghart has been appointed plant 
manager for Power Spray Technology, Inc., 
in Sharon Hill, Pa. James Dougherty was 
appointed computer systems development 
director for the Atlantic Community College's 
new Management Development Program, 
which serves area businesses and other or- 
ganizations Anthony J. Gillespie has been 
promoted to senior loan officer for Fidelity 
Bank in Phila. George E. Kelly, Jr., was pro- 
moted to assistant controller of Culbro Tobac- 
co in Bloomfield, Conn. Michael J. McGran- 
aghan has been elected an administrative 
officer of First Pennsylvania Bank's Commer- 
cial Group Michael J. Previti, Jr., has been 
promoted to vending accounts manager in 
Philadelphia for Brown & Williamson Tobacco 


Thomas Cowley passed the 1977 CPA exam 
and is presently associated with Main La 
Frentz and Company Edward France has 
joined Merrill Lynch, Inc.. as an account 
executive in the Bala Cynwyd office Ronald 
T. Gryn has been appointed a data systems 
analyst with Bell Telephone Company's cor- 
porate computer center in Phila. The Phila- 
delphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) has 
promoted Louis P. Spinelli to manager of its 

Morrisville banking office in Bucks County, 
Pa. Anthony Trotter has been appointed 
regional sales manager of Pennsylvania and 
New Jersey for the Kubota Tractor Corpora- 
tion, located in Compton, Calif. 
MARRIAGE: Robert A. Reinfried to Susan D. 


Robert B. Dreby has been appointed leasing 
manager at Potamkin Chevrolet's Phila. office. 
Richard E. Montgomery has joined Bell of 
Pennsylvania as an account representative 
for the Lancaster-Harrisburg area. Joseph R. 
Phaneuf was recently promoted to Lieutenant 
Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was 
also selected as a recipient of a "George 
Washington Honor Medal" by the Freedoms 
Foundation of Valley Forge. George Schia- 
manna recently joined the staff of Friendly 
National Bank., N.J., as assistant vice presi- 
dent and installment loan officer. George J. 
Walmsley, III, has joined the staff of North 
Penn Hospital as director of fiscal affairs. 
Gregory Y. Wunsch has been named circula- 
tion manager for The Record, a Coatesville, 
Pa., newspaper. 

MARRIAGES: Thomas M. Feeney to Debra 
Mazzuca. Robert Harkanson to Susan L. 
Strimel. John Rogalski to Kathleen A. Mc- 


George Case has been appointed fleet spe- 
cialist for the automotive division of Fram 
Corporation's Pennsauken, N.J. zone office. 
BIRTH: To Michael P. Tirrell and his wife, 
Myra. a son, Michael Paul. 


John A. Bolash has been appointed price 
estimator for Ingersoll-Rand Co., Phillipsburg, 
N.J. First Federal Savings and Loan Associa- 
tion of Perkasie has named Claude H. 
Buehrle a bank director. Dennis J. Flannery 
has been named banking officer of Contin- 
ental Bank, Phila 

MARRIAGE: John A. Bolash to Susan R. 



James T. Belcher 


Patrick V. Maley 


Charles T. Glenn 

Eugene J. Quindlen 


Robert M Maguire 

Theodore P. Everlof 


Walter E. Baberick 

Francis J. Crowe 


Vincent L. Vicario 


Daniel H. Dougherty 

Louis J. Napoleon 



La Salle Magazine 
La Salle College 
Philadelphia. Penna. 19141 

Second class postage paid at Philadelphia. Penna. 

Peter Boyle, '57, in The Candidate 

SUMMER 1978 



Robert S Lyons. Jr.. '61. Editor 

W. Lawrence Eldndge, Jr., Assistant Editor 

James J. McDonald, '58. Alumni News 


Richard H. Becker. 50. President 

Terence Heaney. Esq.. '63. Executive Vice President 

Catherine Callahan. 71. Vice President 

Francis Viggiano. 76. Secretary 

John Gallagher. '62, Treasurer 

New dormitory atmosphere, page 

Pre-College Counseling, page 16 

An Olympic Quest, page 20 

Volume 22 

Summer, 1978 

Number 3 




Some distinguished young (and not so 
young) men and women walked down the 
aisle at the college's 1 15th commencement. 



Residence halls are more than just a place 
to live. They've become a "curriculum" in 


Although they are engaged in a variety of 
professions, a number of La Salle graduates 
continue to write and write well. 


La Salle's freshman attrition rate has 
dropped significantly since the parents have 
begun to share the college experience. 


This was the year that the women, headed 
by an Olympic field hockey hopeful, sur- 
passed the men's winning percentage. 


The college's 115th commencement and 
the dedication of Hank DeVincent Field 
highlighted campus activity during the 


A chronicle of some significant events in the 
lives of the college's alumni. 

CREDITS— Front cover, pages 1 and 25 by Walter Holt; 
back cover, Lewis Tanner; inside back cover, Charles 
F. Sibre; page 10, Mark B. Jacobson; 13, Becky Eason; 
all others by Tanner. 

La Salle Magazine is published quarterly by La Salle College. Philadelphia. Penna 
19141. tor the alumni, students, faculty and friends of the college Editorial and business 
offices located at the New Bureau. La Salle College. Philadelphia. Penna 19141 
Second class postage paid at Philadelphia. Penna Changes of address should be sent 
at least 30 days prior to publication ot the issue with which it is to take effect, to the 
Alumni Office, La Salle College. Philadelphia. Penna 19141 Member ot the Council 
for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 

The Class of 78 

Commencements have become stereotyped traditions over the years 
— the caps and gowns, the "Pomp and Circumstance ," even the 
congratulations and farewells tend to become meaningless cliches 
as the graduates scamper tor the next rung of life's great ladder. For 
a number of recent La Salle graduates, however, the college's 1 15th 
commencement (see "Around Campus") held a special significance. 
Each of the men and women pictured on the following pages 
distinguished themselves in a special way. The young people ex- 
celled in such fields as debating, scholarship, journalism and public 
service. But there were also a couple of senior citizens who taught us 
unforgettable lessons in courage by overcoming blindness and a 
broken heart, not to mention the fear and uncertainty of returning to 
college after being out of school for three decades. Also, it is only 
appropriate that the brilliant young man featured in our second profile 
has written the first — beginning on the next page — about a friend and 
a classmate who achieved a La Salle College "first" of his own this 
year. To these half-dozen distinguished graduates— as well as the 
entire Class of 78, we offer our congratulations and best wishes. 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

'78— continued 

BILL BURNS/A Marshall Plan Fulfilled 

Although he was awarded a full four-year scholarship 
to the college four years ago, Bill Burns insists he didn't 
have his own "Marshall Plan" when he entered La Salle. 

"I never 'planned' on winning a fellowship," the 22- 
year-old recent graduate says. "Even after I appeared 
before the regional fellowship committee last Decem- 
ber, I didn't expect to win. I knew the competition was 
tough, and you never know how these kinds of things 
are going to turn out." 

Yet history has a way of working its own plans. 

It is therefore ironically fitting that the first winner of 
the prestigious Marshall Scholarship in La Salle College 
history should be uneffacing history major William J. 
Burns. Described by faculty and friends as "extremely 
talented" and "quietly self-confident" yet "extraordinari- 
ly modest," Bill recently received one of only 30 
Marshall grants awarded in the United States for study 
in the British Isles. The scholarship stresses, in addition 
to academic excellence, a commitment to public ser- 
vice. His history studies seem ideal preparation for 
participation in government, for as the famous Greek 
historian Polybius wrote in his Histories, "History offers 
the best training for those who are to take part in public 

Bill will pursue his studies in international relations at 
St. John's College, Oxford University, for a three-year 
Bachelor of Philosophy (B. Phil.) degree. The Marshall 
scholarship covers tuition and living expenses over all 
three years. 

"I was elated and more than a little surprised when I 
heard that I'd won," Bill confesses. "But it's very satis- 

In applying for the Marshall grant, Bill wrote a 1000- 
word essay explaining why he wanted to study at 
Oxford and secured five personal recommendations 
from faculty and community leaders. On the basis of 
these statements and his academic record (Bill carried 

a perfect 4.0 cumulative index), he was asked to be one 
of 25 students to appear in Philadelphia in December 
before the six-member Mid-Eastern regional interview 
committee. Only one La Salle student had ever received 
the honor of a regional interview. Five students were to 
be selected from each of the four regional committees 
and 10 students would be chosen as "at large" reci- 
pients. The interviewers explored Bill's knowledge of his 
field and his ethical values. 

One of the committee's closing questions, he recalls 
with a laugh, unexpectedly involved a bit of current 
history close to home. " 'What do you think of the job 
Brother Patrick Ellis is doing as the new college presi- 
dent?' asked one of the interviewers," recalls Bill. "I 
hemmed and hawed, er, paused— dramatic effect— for 
a minute, and replied, 'I think he's continuing in the fine 
tradition of his predecessor." 

Such Kissinger-like diplomacy will serve Bill in good 
stead in his international studies program during the 
next three years. But Bill is no stranger to traveling or 
international politics. His father is Colonel William 
Burns, '54, liaison officer with the German army in 
Bonn. (Bill is the eldest of four boys, and his brother 
John is a junior at La Salle.) Because a close friend of 
the family was U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Bill spent the 
summer after his freshman year with the ambassador in 
the Mideast. "It was the summer after the October, 1973 
Arab-Israeli war and Nixon visited Egypt the day before 
I arrived," Bill recalls. "That was when the Arabs finally 
began to look upon us as potential friends. I think the 
experience has given me a better understanding of the 
Arab position in the Mideast wars." 

Bill has also traveled throughout most of Western 
Europe, excluding Scandanavia. As for his foreign 
language capacity, he jokingly says he speaks "English, 
almost fluently and can order beer in a German pub." 
Actually, he speaks French well (so well that he 
achieved "A's" in all five of his courses taught in French 
in his semester at Quebec's Laval University in the fall of 
1975). He also spent the year between his sophomore 
and junior year at La Salle studying and traveling, 
including a two-month stint at an archeological dig in 
Sussex, England and several weeks as a congressional 

"The break gave me a chance to sort things out for 
myself," he explains. "I gained a new perspective on 
what I was doing at La Salle. I took a step back from 
undergraduate life and returned not so much with an 
idea of what I wanted to do, but what I didn't want to do. 

"I also discovered the value of travel," he continues. 
" 'Travel teaches toleration,' Disraeli said. I gained a 
fuller appreciation of my surroundings and the places I 
visited by seeing a good deal of what's around me. And 
I'm glad I'm now going to England with a purpose — to 
study — rather than simply bouncing around on a vaca- 
tion tour. Now I have a reason to meet people as- 
sociated with my work." 

Bill will also have the "painful pleasure" of declining 
several offers which any graduate in the nation would 
be proud to accept. He had already won a Rotary 
International scholarship for study next year at the 

Sorbonne in the University ot Paris and was also 
accepted at St. John's College, Cambridge University. 
His American fellowships included awards to the Wood- 
row Wilson School of International Affairs at Princeton 
University, the School of International Relations at Yale, 
the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts 
University, and the Johns Hopkins School of Interna- 
tional Relations. 

"I'm not certain if I'll go on to one of these schools 
after Oxford," Bill says with a wry grin. "I might be tired 
of school by then." 

There is no doubt between Bill's co-sponsors for the 
Marshall scholarship about his ability to succeed. "He is 
the finest student I have taught in 16 years at La Salle — 
including Danforth, Wilson and Fulbright fellowship 
winners," says Dr. John Rossi, history department 
chairman. "And he's a helluva likeable guy. He's im- 
aginative and original. He's written many papers for me 
and they've always been provocative — a slightly dif- 
ferent slant." According to history co-sponsor Dr. 
George Stow, "The most impressive thing about Bill is 
his total lack of pretense. His is a mind of the first water, 
and yet there is no attempt to affect airs of superiority." 

"It is a great individual achievement, one for which we 

have been hoping for more than 20 years," says 
President Br. Patrick Ellis. "And while it is Bill's personal 
victory, all of us share in his happiness and success." 

The singular effort invested in Bill Burns's achieve- 
ment is perhaps most eloquently reflected in the epi- 
graph to his autobiographical statement for La Salle's 
Fellowship Committee, in which he quoted Santayana: 
Nothing requires a rarer intellectual, heroism than the 
willingness to see one's equation written out. 

Thus, although Bill Burns had no Marshall formula 
four years ago and certainly holds no pretensions to 
"intellectual heroism," he has had the courage to strive 
for his highest potential balance of gifts with goals, and 
the bottom line has been a remarkable success story for 
Bill Burns and La Salle. Or as John Grady, chairman of 
the campus committee, summed it up to Bill at the 
interview's conclusion: "I've been quite proud to be a 
member of the La Salle community and to feel we've 
been a part of your equation. Now the Marshall Fellow- 
ship commission has asked for the same opportunity. I 
know they will be as proud to refer to Bill Burns as a 
Marshall Scholar as we at La Salle are proud to refer to 
Bill Burns as a La Salle alumnus." 

— John Rodden 

JOHN RODDEN/One of the Nation's Best 

Although he preferred not to categorize himself as a 
"debater," a recent La Salle graduate, who served as 
this year's valedictorian, spent much of his senior year 
representing the United States on a debating tour of 
Great Britain after being one of two Americans selected 
for this unique distinction by the Speech Communica- 
tion Association. 

John Rodden, of Feasterville, Pa., who graduated 
with dual degrees in English and business, joined a 
University of Virginia Law School student on a 20 stop 
tour of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales last 

Rodden was one of 12 finalists selected from some 
90 applicants for a national elimination tournament in 
Chicago last May. Robert N. Hall, associate executive 
secretary of the 7,000 member Speech Communication 
Association, said that the selection committee was quite 
impressed with all of the students invited to the final 

"All of them exemplified the best of American youth," 
said Hall, "intelligence, pride in themselves, their institu- 
tion and their country, high moral and ethical standards, 
and a strong belief in the American way of life. Each 
also proved to be well-trained in communication theory 
and skills." 

For Rodden, who says that he was "surprised and 
pleased" to be selected, the British tour was an ex- 
cellent opportunity for him to demonstrate his com- 
munication skills. 

"Not only that," Rodden explained, "but as a liter- 
ature major I was able to 'return to the roots,' so to 
speak, and appreciate some of the things that we 
discussed in class. We stayed in the Chelsea section of 
London, only doors away from where Winston 
Churchill, Virginia Wolfe, Lord Baden Powell and other 
literary figures lived. In a sense, every step you took, 
you were treading on history. 

"If I had to categorize myself, though, I don't think of 
myself as a 'debater' but as a 'speaker' because the 
most important thing in speaking is communicating. 
Debates often can degenerate into rhetoric, a trivial 
exercise, a battle of file boxes. A speech should per- 
suade or inform. I like to speak for the purpose of 
enlightening or convincing an audience. Speech is 
language. I have a profound reverence for excellence in 
language, both oral and written." 

Rodden was given a list of ten topics for the tour 
including serious, philosophical subjects, current 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

'78— continued 

events, and economic and political issues, both of the 
world order and American/British relations. The Interna- 
tional Debating Union selected occasional spontaneous 
and extemporaneous topics for which the debaters 
were given an hour to prepare. Unlike debates in this 
country, the two Americans were often split up on 
different sides in British debates and had to be pre- 
pared to attack each other. They also had to be 
prepared to approach the topics from both the af- 
firmative and negative viewpoints. 

Recognition as one of the nation's two best debaters 
climaxes the most brilliant forensic career ever enjoyed 
by a La Salle student. This spring he took first place in 
the persuasive speaking category of the National Foren- 
sic Association Tourney which was La Salle's first 
national championship in any speaking event. But 
Rodden says that his greatest thrill was winning an 
unprecedented four individual state debating titles the 
last two years, including his fourth straight extem- 
poraneous speaking crown. In previous national cham- 
pionships, he had finished 3rd, 17th, and 3rd. Last year 
he actually tied for second place in the nationals but lost 
out on a "judge's preference" to of all people, his 
brother, Edward, a junior at Princeton University. 

Rodden, who will teach English at Holy Ghost Prep in 
September, competed in his first debating tournament 
as an eighth grader at St. Martin of Tours Parochial 
School in northeast Philadelphia. His topic was "Ameri- 
ca and Me." 

"I wrote a very patriotic speech and did very poorly," 
he recalls. "I had made the finals of the (Philadelphia) 
Bulletin's 'Spelling Bee,' scheduled for the same day, 
but the nuns advised me to attend the speech tour- 
nament instead." 

Rodden went on to attend Holy Ghost Prep where he 
won the school's first debating trophy with a second 
place finish in his debut at a tournament in West 
Chester. As a senior, he finished fourth in the national 
scholastic championships at Southern Methodist Uni- 
versity, in Dallas. He also participated in track and cross 
country in high school and was president of the National 
Honor Society. 

Besides competing on the national debate circuit in 
college, Rodden was editor-in-chief of the Collegian, 
and has served on various student-administrative com- 
mittees. He has also worked as a student assistant in the 
President's and Admissions offices on campus and has 
done a considerable amount of free-lance writing. 

Rodden says that visiting places like Oxford, Cam- 
bridge, and London was an "unforgettable" experience. 
So was his career at La Salle. 

"Long after I forget the classroom lectures, I'll re- 
member the spirit and humanity of La Salle which for 
me has been priceless," he says. "I don't think that this 
warmth exists at other colleges. I'll never forget the 
people who did so much for me. Long after the subject 
matter is erased, they will be indelibly etched in my 

— RSL 

KATE HARPER/Journalistic Justice 

Ever since the Washington Post's award winning 
series on Watergate became a nationwide cause 
celebre, aided significantly by Robert Redford's and 
Dustin Hoffman's interpretation in the movie "All the 
President's Men," the field of journalism has ex- 
perienced a population boom of sorts. 

After decades of relatively colorless existence, news- 
paper reporting assumed a glamorous new significance 
in the eyes of the public, and suddenly newspapers 
everywhere in the country were inundated with applica- 
tions from scores of aspiring young Woodwards and 
Bernsteins hoping to make a quick mark. 

The trouble was (and is), there weren't many job 
openings at newspapers to correspond with the 
mushrooming interest and a multitude of confident 
journalism school graduates began to find themselves 
toiling for scattershot dailies and rural weeklies— if they 
were lucky. 

A particularly distinguished member of this year's 
graduating class at La Salle, Kate Harper, has decided 
to ignore the odds and seek a career in journalism. And 
with her considerable background, talent, and foresight, 
she appears better than even money to jump into the 
field with a splash. 

Miss Harper, an eight time Dean's List student who 
graduated Maxima Cum Laude in May with a political 
science degree, accrued an impressive number of 
honors and awards during her four years at La Salle. 
She won the Deborah Award and was co-winner of the 
Finnegan Award this year, which are two of the top three 
senior awards. She was also awarded a Lindback grant, 
was a member of the Honors Program at La Salle, and 
was selected to the Alpha Epsilon Honor Society. 

Equally impressive and significant are Kate's journal- 
istic accomplishments to date. She became features 
editor of the Collegian in the spring of her freshman year 
and later became managing editor and editor-in-chief. 

This year she also served as the copy editor for the 

Kate's Collegian stories on David Marston, the recall 
of Judge Archie Simon, and an interview with Ms. 
magazine publisher Patricia Carbine won citations for 
excellence by the Pennsylvania Collegiate Press As- 
sociation. Her 1977 story about birth control on college 
campuses resulted in the Sigma Delta Chi Mark of 
Excellence Award (second place) for student journalists 
from the entire northeastern region of the United States. 

In 1976 Kate, desiring to acquire some professional 
expertise to apply to her work on Collegian, began 
writing free-lance stories for the Ambler Gazette and 
Springfield Sun. She initially volunteered to write for no 
pay, but quickly impressed her editors with consistently 
outstanding copy and began to receive a stringer's 

One of Kate's biggest breaks occurred last summer 
when she was selected from applicants throughout the 
state as one of two interns to participate in a summer 
journalism program with the Pennsylvania Legislative 
Correspondents Association, which is the Harrisburg 
capital press corps. She worked two week stints with the 
Harrisburg offices of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Pit- 
tsburgh Post-Gazette, Harrisburg Patriot, Associated 
Press, United Press International, and the Pennsylva- 
nia's Public Television Network. 

She wrote stories that appeared in the above papers 

and in newspapers across the state covering topics 
suoh as welfare fraud, mandatory sentencing bills, and 
state crime rates. She also produced a four minute 
interview segment for "The People's Business" on the 
Public Television Network. 

"That entire experience was just great and gave me a 
lot of insight into the inner-workings of political journal- 
ism," says Miss Harper. "It also enhanced my desire to 
get into newspaper work." 

This April, Kate's journalistic career received still 
another upward shove when she was selected from 
hundreds of applicants for a position as a summer 
intern at the Philadephia Bulletin. 

Following her Bulletin internship, Kate plans to enter 
Villanova Law School in the fall and eventually hopes to 
apply a legal background to her journalistic endeavors. 

"I want to learn the intricacies of the federal law 
system," she says, "because it is an area that could 
stand some improvement on a lot of newspapers. 

"For instance, many people think that court cases are 
decided on points of justice, and it is reported that way 
sometimes in newspapers, but it isn't true. Court cases 
are decided on points of law. The problem is that a lot 
of reporters don't have a legal background and often 
don't convey a true picture of what is happening in the 
court system to their readers. 

"It looks like a wide open area and a pretty good 
place to get a start, if I'm lucky." 

— LE 

EARL GARDEN/"How Do I Love Thee?" 

After surviving three wars, a 33-year "break" between 
high school and college, and a bout with spinal men- 
ingitis that completely blinded him for 13 months after 
his freshman year, Earl R. Garden finally earned his 
bachelor's degree from La Salle. 

Garden, a 58-year-old retired U.S. Army Captain who 

lives in the Mt. Airy section of Philadelphia, graduated 
with a degree in accounting at the college's 115th 
commencement on May 23 at the Civic Center-Conven- 
tion Hall. Cheering him on were his wife, Lillian, who 
received her master's degree in educational counseling 
from Antioch College three days earlier, and a daugh- 
ter, Eileen, who graduated with a degree in music from 
the University of Michigan on April 29. There are also 
five other equally proud Garden children. 

Garden had just begun his sophomore year at La 
Salle when he was stricken with spinal meningitis on 
Oct. 8, 1973. Two months later he woke up in his room 
at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital and couldn't see. He 
was hospitalized until June 1974 but didn't begin regain- 
ing his sight until the following January. 

"My sight was coming back very slowly," he recalls. 
"But we were having a dinner to celebrate our 30th 
wedding anniversary and I wanted to read a poem to 
surprise my wife ("How Do I Love Thee," a sonnet by 
Elizabeth Browning). I just made up my mind I was 
going to do it. 

"Then, after that, I decided, 'heck, if I can do that I 
can go back to school and finish.' And that's what I did." 

Working extremely hard with various eye exercises, 
Garden has regained about half of his sight in his left 
eye. He still has no sight in his right eye, however. 

What he does have, though, is the love and respect of 
his family that also includes daughters Bridget, who 
lives in Germany with her husband who is in the Army; 
Jacqueline, a junior at Temple, and Angela, a freshman 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

'78— continued 

at Philadelphia Community College, as well as two 
sons, Earl, who is attending college in Texas, and Mark, 
a guitarist with the "Blue Magic" group. 

"I tell you, I couldn't have done it without my family," 
says Garden. "Especially my wife. When you have three 
of your children playing the piano, cello, and drums at 
the same time, the noise can be tremendous. My wife 
helped keep them under control." 

Garden's 33 year Army career included combat duty 
in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. His final tour was 
as a member of the Reserve Officers Training Corps 
(ROTC) staff at La Salle College. He retired on August 
31, 1972, and enrolled as a 52-year-old La Salle 
freshman the following day. 

"I hadn't seen a (civilian) classroom since I graduated 
from Central High in 1939," Garden recalls. "But this 
was something that I was just determined to do. Coming 
back to school was really tough. I had to regenerate my 
study habits. I had to learn to study again and not just 

Garden, who had taken one psychology course while 
on duty in Japan, said that he found the most difficulty 

with mathematics. "Math is a challenge to begin with," 
he says. "I was very poor in that subject. But it's 
important because it conditions you to think. Once I got 
into the groove, though, everything seemed to fall in 

Garden took a special interest in his literature, 
philosophy, and religion courses. "A lot of people don't 
like to take courses like these," says Garden. "But they 
gave me a much better insight into humanity. A much 
better understanding about the meaning of life." 

Did Garden notice any significant changes in the 
modes of education of the 1930s and 1970s? 

"Discipline isn't nearly as intense today as it was 
then," he says. "Nowadays, students want too much for 
nothing. The teacher can't do it all. The students must 
help themselves and educate themselves. Of course, 
the same thing can be said for the military. Discipline is 
just too relaxed." 

Garden says that he doesn't really have any definite 
plans for the future. 

"I think that I'm just going to rest and take it easy for 
a while," he sighed. 

— RSL 

VIRGINIA WOOD/An Unbelievable Tragedy 

She hadn't seen a classroom since 1930. And she 
had to overcome the heartbreak of burying two of her 
sons on the same day not to mention a heart attack 
suffered midway through her college career. 

But Mrs. Virginia R. Wood, of Philadelphia, had 
plenty of reason to celebrate last May 23 when, five 
months before her 66th birthday, she graduated with a 
bachelor's degree in religion. 

Although she underwent operations for cataracts in 
both eyes in June, Mrs. Wood plans to continue her 
education and work part-time. 

"I really don't know exactly where I want to be 
working," says Mrs. Wood, who graduated from Over- 
brook High School in 1930. "But I want to get involved 
in something worthwhile. My dearest wish, though, is to 
go for my master's degree." 

The Wood family suffered an unbelievable tragedy in 
1968 when two of the six children died within ten days 
of each other. Both of the boys, Donald, 18, and Paul, 
Jr., 21 , were in the Army. Donald, a Paratrooper with the 
172nd Airborne, was killed in Vietnam on May 20. Ten 
days later, Paul died of Hodgkin's Disease at Fort Hood, 
Texas, where he had been a military policeman. Donald 
and Paul were buried on the same day, June 5, 1968, 
at the National Cemetery. 

Shortly afterwards, Mrs. Wood quit her job as a 
stenographer and started doing volunteer work for the 
Gold Star Mothers. One of her daughters, Ginny, then 
working as a secretary at La Salle College, suggested 
that she take a course or two at night at La Salle. 

Mrs. Wood was reluctant at first. "I'd be too embar- 
rassed," she said. 

In September, 1969, however, she registered for an 
English composition course. Then a psychology 
course, then one in criminology, and economics. In 
1974, she transferred to the Day School and became a 
religion major. 

"I had this terrible fear of mingling with young peo- 
ple," recalls Mrs. Wood. "A feeling of uneasiness that I 
would ask a foolish question or make a silly remark in 
class. But the students were tremendous. One of them 
said to me, I'm really proud of you.' Another one said, 
'We really like having an older person in class with us.' 
They made me feel wonderful." 

Mrs. Wood even found time to manage a rooming 
house owned by her daughter and son-in-law in Ocean 
City during four summers to help earn her tuition. She 

also took four courses in Italian, something that made 
her 90-year-old mother quite happy. 

"My mother had a brother in Italy whom she hadn't 
corresponded with in years because no one in the 
family could speak Italian," says Mrs. Wood. "So, after 
taking a few courses I was able to write to him in Italian 
and reestablish communications." 

Two years ago, on Good Friday, 1976, Mrs. Wood 
suffered a heart attack and thought her college career 
was over. 

"I was really fortunate," she says. "It happened in the 
last week of class so I didn't miss too much school. I 
was able to relax during the summer and my doctor 
said, 'Go back to college and keep yourself occupied. 
It's the best thing you can do for yourself.' " 

Mrs. Wood says that college has been a wonderful 
experience. "You could almost feel your mind expand- 
ing," she says. "I really didn't think that I could do it at 
the beginning. I had a tremendous fear that I would fail. 

I was really amazed to find out that I cou'd do it." 

— RSL 

Pete DiBattiste/Extracurricular Excellence 

Pete DiBattiste, a May graduate with a B.A. degree in 
Biology, didn't waste any time getting involved in life at 
La Salle when he entered the college four years ago. 

Pete, who will enter Harvard Medical School in 
September, was elected as vice president of the Class 
of 78 in his freshman year and also participated as a 
cheerleader for the basketball team. 

His early Involvement with the Student Government 
Association (SGA), which culminated in his ascent to 
his class presidency in May of 1976, enabled Pete to 
branch out into a myriad of activities during his final two 
years at La Salle, most of which were SGA related. 

He chaired a faculty and course evaluation commit- 
tee. He helped coordinate the open house program for 
two years. He chaired the freshman orientation commit- 
tee for two years. He served on search committees 
which helped select a new president, director of secur- 
ity, and an assistant director of student life. He served 
on the academic affairs committee. He was a member 
of college council. He . . . well you get the idea. 

The question is, how did he remain so actively 
involved in so many functions and committees and still 

manage to excell greatly in the classroom? He gradu- 
ated Maxima Cum Laude, won the Biology Depart- 
ment's 1978 Award for Academic Achievement, and 
was also selected as co-winner for one of the top three 
senior awards in the college, the Finnegan Award. 

"I had a fairly good idea of the kinds of things I 
wanted to achieve at La Salle from the offset," says 
Pete, a La Salle High graduate from Northeast Philadel- 
phia. "I wanted to perform well enough academically so 
that I could pursue a career in medicine. But I also 
wanted to be actively involved in some aspect of the 
college. As far back as elementary school I have always 
been involved with extracurricular activities." 

One of the side effects of wearing so many different 
hats at La Salle was a crash course in proposal writing. 

"For a while it seemed like all I was doing was writing 
or writing proposals," he claims, "but it was an interest- 
ing and worthwhile experience. Probably three of the 
most important proposals I worked on were the student 
activities fee, which was designed to inject some addi- 
tional money into the student activities budget; the 
academic student rights proposal, of which an outlined 
procedure for appealing a grade is the major item; and 
the student trusteeship proposal. I think it is important 
for students to have a voice on the Board of Trustees, 
even if only on subcommittees, which is one com- 
promise position we worked out. 

"Decisions are still pending on some of the pro- 
posals, but I'm happy I was able to play a part in helping 
to bring a few of these issues into the spotlight." 

Ultimately, Pete believes his entire SGA experience 
was the most important aspect of his education at La 

"It is hard to describe the good feeling you get from 
being involved in the decision-making process of the 
college," he says. "To interact with so many different 
kinds of people on a daily basis and to observe other 
people interact on important matters was just so interest- 

One final comment perhaps best captures Pete 
DiBattiste's La Salle experience. 

"I had four great years at La Salle. If I had it to do all 
over again, I'd be back in a second." 

But now it's on to bigger and better things at medical 

school, with fond memories of La Salle to flicker brightly 

for a lifetime. 

— LE 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

Parents and college officials are increasingly aware 
that residence halls are more than just a place to live. 
They've become a "curriculum" in themselves. 

The Dorms 

Have Come a Long Way, Baby! 

By Larry Eldridge 

There is nothing permanent exept change. 
—Heraclitus (Floruit 500 B.C.) 


learly every aspect of La Salle College has felt the 
winds of change during the past twenty-five years, but 
perhaps no one area has been quite so radically trans- 
formed, both in structure and in concept, as the La Salle 
residence halls. 

Although the college housed some resident students on 
a somewhat informal basis during its early years, the true 
origin of a constant resident population at 20th and Olney 
is usually credited to the opening of St. Albert and St. 
Bernard Halls in 1953. 

The total resident capacity of those two dorms twenty- 
five years ago was approximately 130 students. Today, 
thanks to the construction of new facilities and the acquisi- 
tion of other buildings in the neighborhood, there are ten 
residence areas, including an apartment complex, and the 
dorm population skyrocketed to a new high of nearly 750 
students last year. 

Actually the number of resident students has increased 
in each of the last six years and projections for the 
1978-79 academic year push the likely number of resi- 
dents to nearly 800 people. 

That bursting-at-the-seams figure produced some 11th 
hour activity by the college's administration which resulted 
in the conversion of several of the college's Wister Street 
properties into full-time resident houses, the restructuring 
of some double rooms into triple rooms, and the remodel- 
ing of study lounges into student rooms in order to comply 
with the unprecedented demand for housing space. 

Dr. Raymond Heath, La Salle's dean of students, says 
the surge in requests for housing is no coincidence, is 
likely to continue, and he has authored a proposal that the 
college expand its housing capacity via the construction of 
new residence facilities. The proposal has been discussed 
both by the college's Board of Trustees and College 
Council and is ticketed to be forwarded to HUD in an 
attempt to solicit federal funding for new residence areas. 

"The evidence that a residential college offers greater 
opportunities for superior education in the liberal arts 
tradition," Heath says in the proposal, "argues that our 
competitive stance would be enhanced significantly by 
extending our residence facilities. An effort to attract more 
resident students should improve our public image as well 
as our capacity to educate in the manner we espouse and 
could enable us to thrive despite predicted declines in 

An increased cognizance by the public of the value of 
the residence experience has in part occasioned the 
dramatic upswing in applications to the La Salle dorms. 

"A constantly increasing number of parents and stu- 
dents have become aware," says Heath, "that the 
dormitory experience, rather than just providing a place to 
live, is in many respects a supplemental curriculum which 
is very valuable in the total college experience. 

"Students who are exposed to life in the residence halls 
have increased opportunities to learn things about them- 
selves and the experience is truly a living-learning educa- 

There are other factors, according to Heath, which have 
contributed to the residence boom, among them an in- 
creased appreciation for the costs of transportation shoul- 
dered by the average commuting student. These costs, 
when factored into living expenses, often result in minimal 
differences between the ultimate financial outlay of a 
resident student and that of a commuter for room and 

The fact that La Salle has been able to hold the line on 
room and board increases and boasts the lowest room 
and board fee among major colleges in the Philadelphia 
area has also been a factor. 

But perhaps the most important reason for the increased 
desire for housing at La Salle is the quality of life existent 
in the La Salle residence halls, a point Heath is quick to 

"We are extremely proud of our residence halls," he 
says. "The superb quality of our full-time professional 
staff, headed by our director of resident life, Mary Kay 
Jordan, along with the structured system of student input 
both in policy-making decisions and in organizing ac- 
tivities, have combined to create an exciting first class 

I he evolution of the administration of the residence halls 
and the simple passing of time have also contributed to a 
new atmosphere in the dorms. 

Until 1970 each of the nine dormitories was managed by 
a Christian Brother and by a part-time residence director, 
typically a senior student. Then in 1970 the first full-time 
director of housing was appointed, followed shortly by the 
addition of two full-time aides. 


The full-time coordination efforts of the Resident Life 
staff (the title was changed in 1975) helped link nine dorms 
which had been, in a sense, separate entities, into nine 
autonomous but communal areas. 

Otill another major atmospheric change occurred when 
La Salle opened its first dorm for women in 1970. This fall 
nearly 50 per cent of the incoming class of freshmen 
resident students will be women and there are now eight 
coed dormitories at La Salle, leaving only one all male 
dorm to serve as one last link to the prior all male tradition 
of the dorms and of the college. 

One of the key catalysts, certainly, in the restructuring of 
the entire resident life experience at La Salle, has been 
Mary Kay Jordan, the college's director of resident life 
since 1975. Along with full-time aides Brother Charles 
Echelmeier and Marsha Miller, Mary Kay is responsible for 
organizing a supportive student staff, assuaging the day- 
to-day problems which arise in a community with 750 
people, and generally improving each dorm student's 
individual experience. It is a tall order. 

"I think a key to understanding our philosophy about the 
importance of the dorm experience for students," Mary 
Kay says, "is our collective feeling that students receive as 
much education by living in the residence halls as they 
receive in the classroom. 

"For so many of our resident students it is the first long- 
term exposure to a life in which they are in charge of 
themselves for twenty-four hours a day, seven days a 
week. It is an important step forward in everyone's life, to 
suddenly have this kind of freedom and responsibility for 
the first time. That is why we attach such significance and 
value to the dorm experience." 

Another marked contrast between the residence halls 
today and the halls fifteen years ago is the actual super- 
vision of the dorms. 

I he first residence halls opened with rules, regulations, 
and restrictions ad nauseum, many of which, such as 
curfew times, were simply unrealistic. Beds were to be 
made by a certain hour each day, alcoholic beverages 
were severely prohibited from the dorms, and pinups 
bordering on pornography were forbidden. Some of these 
and other similar regulations spilled over into the early and 
mid-sixties, but obviously many had to be tailored and 
often eliminated to keep pace with changing climates. 

Today's resident student is treated as a much more 
responsible individual and is granted the assumption of 
maturity unless otherwise proven. 

"I think the fact that we have minimal regulations," says 
Heath, "is in part reflective of changing lifestyles and also 
of our commitment to the students." 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

DORMS— continued 


lary Kay Jordan also feels that over the years residence 
halls may have been the victim of an unfair press, with the 
sensational prank or occasional rowdiness receiving un- 
due attention. 

"For the most part," she says, "at least today, we have a 
very responsible, mature, and alert resident population. La 
Salle has been fortunate in attracting such quality people 
in the residence halls, and that quality has resulted in just 
an enjoyable and healthy atmosphere for everyone here." 

An example of the status and input resident students 
have today is the fact that twenty-seven student staff 
members are employed on a part-time basis by the 
Resident Life office to assist the professional staff in all 
areas of the administration of the halls. Eighteen up- 
perclassmen are selected as resident assistants (RAs) and 
act as housing representatives on their floors. Nine seniors 
serve as head residents and are placed in supervisory 
positions in charge of a dorm and two RAs. 

Another system of student input is the Residence Coun- 
cil, comprised of officers, an executive committee, and a 
number of other committees (i.e., cultural, social, athletic, 
and grievance) which help structure activities, recommend 
on policy matters, and help handle student complaints. 

Still another organization with student voices is the 
Residence Advisory Committee, a body comprised of the 
dean of students, the director and assistant directors of 
resident life, the president of Residence Council, three 
resident students, and members of the faculty and admin- 
istration. This board advises the dean of students and the 
director of resident life on all important matters of housing 
at La Salle. 

Sue Kardish, a May graduate and the most recent 
president of Residence Council, spent four years in La 
Salle's residence facilities and in a typical cycle lived in a 
double room in St. Bernard Hall as a freshman, moved to 
a single room in St. Cassian during her sophomore and 
junior years, and settled into the apartment complex with 
several other girls in her senior year. She says she enjoyed 
each experience and reinforces Ray Heath's and Mary 
Kay Jordan's thoughts about the impact of the residence 
experience on a student's life. 

"Living in the dorms and the apartments helped me 
grow up tremendously," she claims. "I had a very positive 
experience throughout my four years at La Salle and most 
of the people I came into contact with did also. 

"You come to discover that you can organize your own 
life, work out your own problems, and become a more 
responsible person. With so many people all around you 
it's almost impossible not to find yourself with a lot of 
friends and you usually end up liking yourself as a person 
more as a result." 


is president of Residence Council, Sue was involved 
with the organization of activites in the dorms throughout 
the year. There was a popular lecture series, which 
included prominent campus figures and off-campus guest 
speakers who spoke in the dorms on alcoholism, drugs, 
the women's movement, and a number of other topics. 
There was a '50s disco dance, an "Extravaganza," featur- 
ing different styles of food, beverages, and entertainment 
simultaneously throughout the dorms. There were or- 
ganized trips to ball games and cultural events, and of 
course, there were a few parties. 

"I think one of our primary functions," says Sue, "was to 
induce people not to go home every weekend. I think we 
were successful with the programming we had because it 
seemed this year many people were staying in the dorms 
during weekends, and that just makes things more en- 
joyable for everyone." 

Mark Keegan, a senior who will succeed Sue Kardish as 
Residence Council president this fall, is another proponent 
of dorm life at La Salle. 

"The most important thing," he says, "is having the 
opportunity to meet so many different people at close 
range. You learn how to break down the barriers which 
sometimes exist between stangers, and this is an educa- 
tion in itself. 

"For example, a lot of people who come to La Salle from 
Catholic high schools don't have the opportunity to de- 
velop very many close relationships with members of the 
opposite sex. I don't mean romances but more platonic, 
brother-sister types of relationships. It's almost as if there 
is sometimes an imaginary wall between guys and girls in 
high school. 

"Well, the wall breaks down very quickly in a coed dorm. 
All of a sudden you're learning something very exciting. 
You find out that you can become very close to someone 
of the opposite sex without necessarily developing a 
romantic relationship. Of course, there's nothing wrong 
with that happening, either, but it's nice to know that these 
other relationships can become an important part of your 

La Salle's posture regarding resident life is crystallized 
quite well by Ray Heath. 

"I'm totally committed to residential education," he says. 
"I think not living in the residence halls is to miss out on 
countless educational opportunities. I think the entire 
residential experience accelerates the positive educational 
experience the college is interested in. 

"If it is within the capacity of a liberal arts college to more 
fully integrate the student's development, the dorm ex- 
perience, with its impact on the student's life, is an ideal 
and easy way to help accomplish that end." ■ 


A Gathering of Young Poets 

By Brother Daniel Burke, F.S.C., Ph.D. 
President Emeritus 

They are still writing. And we think that is great. They're in 
a variety of careers— law, insurance, city government, 
teaching — but they continue writing the poetry that, in 
many cases, they began as students at La Salle. Nor did 
they have any special courses in writing poetry, at most 
perhaps, the regular introduction to lyric in the English 

But the department did have a number of ways of en- 
couraging them — the writing workshops that go back to 
Brother G. Francis and are now likely to have Dr. Richard 
Lautz as director; the series of poetry readings which over 
the years have included outstanding American and British 
poets like Marianne Moore, Allen Tate, Robert Penn 
Warren, Stephen Spender, Richard Wilbur, Adrienne 

Rich, Anne Sexton, Gary Snyder, or Jon Stallworthy. 
There were magazines, too, that they could aspire to 
publish in — the student magazine Grimoire and its various 
predecessors, the greater challenge of the faculty maga- 
zine, Four Quarters. And there were usually encouraging 
teachers who, like Claude Koch, set good example in print 
as well. 

So we're happy to welcome some of them back for this 
brief gathering. And we regret that we didn't reach still 
others out there in the ranks of the alumni among whom 
are several, like John D. Mahoney 73, and Anthony De 
Paul '66, who have published volumes of poetry to their 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

POETS— continued 

Although they are working in a variety of careers, 
they are still writing . . . and writing well. 

Henry Jankiewicz, 72 , is a semi-professional fid- 
dler, represented recently in an album of country 
music called Cranberry Lake. He's also teaching 
writing at Syracuse University where he took a 
degree in American literature, studied poetry with 
W.D. Snodgrass, and is now, he says, getting 
back to some serious writing of his own. 

The Dweller in the Body 

Arch and vault, 
head and foot, 
behold the house 
of the Architect. 
Phantom, how long 
we have studied 
a child's disappearance 
in a hundred mirrors 
until the cricket 
summons nightly, 
"Jankiewicz, Jankiewicz." 
I am afraid. 

Among the graves 
the only pain 
is what 
the living bring, 

broken on the wheel 

of Earth, 

resisting the gravity 

of the dead. 

And the slim moon, 

its daft grin hung 

in a tree, says 

of sleep, "Beware." 

As the lamps fail 

the subtle arch 

of the galaxy 


astride the spinning vault, 

that Way marked first 

by Abel's solitary 

ghost, our predecessor. 

Suzanne Pope, 75 , came to La Salle after a 
career in the Philadelphia Police department. She 
climaxed her program here with a Danforth fellow- 
ship which she took to Washington State Univer- 
sity. There she became managing editor of the 
Kamiak Review in which this poem first appeared. 


She comes between us 
like another woman. I 
see the threats she poses 
your blind eyes: she 
walks like me. 
She whispers in your ear 
the way I used to. I 
see you smile at echoes 

in your mind: she 
talks like me. 
She has the laugh 
you only shared 
with me in the days 
before your dimples 
marked her cheeks. 
My chunky shortness 
stretches taut in her, 
exposing what I would 
be, were I not me. 

The day the children leave 
comes all too soon. 
Your tears will be 
so different from my own. 


Dennis Doyle, 74 did service in supermarkets 
after graduation, backpacked in Europe, finally 
went to Ohio University on an assistantship in 
English. He took a minor in religious studies while 
there, became interested in religious education, 
and will be in the graduate program as an assis- 
tant at The Catholic University next year. 


Indwelling spirit is often spotted 
By observation of sentence structure. 
Avoidance of prayer is indicated 
By a passive voice: 

May I be granted 
Release from the snare of reality. 

Three persons dwell simultaneously 

In one sentence. In the second person 

Speaker and world exist implicitly 

While there often lurks a subject understood. 

Actively, imperatively, I pray 

As I am preyed upon: 

Save me! Save me! 

Joseph Meredith, 70 , studied at the University of 
Florida with poets John Frederick Nims, John 
Ciardi, James Dickey, and Richard Eberhart. 
Since his degree there in 1974, he has been 
teaching writing and literature classes at La Salle, 
serving as a coordinator in the Academic Dis- 
covery Program here, and assisting Four Quarters 
as poetry editor. 

Intimations of Closing on Opening Night 

The night you came, had I not sweated there, 

biting my lip each time your mother winced, 

primed for the gorey climax of the scene 

laboring nearer, I should never be convinced 

such a thing had happened: the birth of light and 


Almost. No witches' milk, no waxy scrim 

to dim the glow, no slit-eyed tragic mask 

to hint the thing is dust and must return. 

But open-eyed you came, and sighing. As much 

to ask, 

"Am I awake?" or "Where have I been?" 

And only this to mark you: emphatic in the light, 

just behind the pulsing fontanel— 

at the crown of your head— a simple smear of 


Then a denouement of cleansing and none could 


the play complete, what I took into the night. 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

1 3 

POETS— continued 

Karen Bennett, 74 , has been writing for several 
local newspapers and working in public relations; 
she has also been a waitress, hostess and cook. 
But she is now managing "Conversation," the 
French bakery and restaurant on Philadelphia's 
Pine Street, while still cooking up some fine 


He has found, eating his pudding-cake 

in the spare afternoon, the space 

to be reduced to one's own mundanity. 

The child evolving in my womb, the music, 

his relationships — all could be raisins 

in his pudding-cake; his pudding-cake 

my own inelegant history. Flannel-shirted, 

sunlit, he makes new combinations in the room. 

There are days when all I see are marble 

table-tops and handblown glass; Marie Antoinette, 

watching, imperious, from her gilded frame. 

French names of pastry trickle off my tongue. 

Today, I wipe the icing from my hands 

while he observes, like one of Colette's cats. 

A wise tactician, he lets the setting dictate 

for itself. His pudding-cake is called a Diplomat. 

Leonard Terr, '67 , took a Ph.D. in English at 
Brown and taught at Wayne State where he served 
as an editor of Criticism and published fiction and 
poetry. He has since switched careers, taken a 
J.D. at Cornell, is now with a law firm in Washing- 
ton, and lives with his family in Alexandria, Virgin- 
ia. His first volume of poems, Sitting in Our 
Treehouse Waiting for the Apocalypse, was pub- 
lished in 1975. 


Last night, my ear to your belly 
I heard its heartbeat echo your own, 
this caverning sound turned flesh, 
this loud idea of blood and bone. 
I felt its kneecap lift, 
its hard-limbed bodily speech, 
words winding from the rooted deep. 
How bones? 

Out of ovum and harboring sperm in- 
visible collusion: how skin 
and rivering blood? this small 
life shaped 

in chemical sleep, invented 
in accident, lumbering 
toward its seasons of belled sense. 
Your abdomen hardens, 
contracts like cooled rubber. 
Small hands, fingers, limbs press 
at its downing load. 

In its bag of waters this continent drifts: 
islands appear, disappear, reappear 
as peninsulas, archipelagos, 
as long New England inlets 
beneath the snaking sun, 
these winking stars, this thickening 
crust of day. 

Inside you is this continent I touch 
of tremoring shelves, 
of ranging floors 
rehearsing oblivion, 
to erupt. 


Justin Carisio, 75, has been living in Bethlehem, 
Pa. with his wife Theresa, also 75, and working as 
a writer and editor for a firm in Allentown. He has, 
however, recently accepted a teaching fellowship 
in the writing program at Johns Hopkins University 
and will be there next year. 

At Santa Tome 

In memory of Joseph Moran 

Todo pasa y todo queda; 
pero lo nuestro es pasar, 
pasar haciendo caminos, 
caminos sobre la mar. 

The memory of the living persists in the mind of 
the living. 

That of the dead, damp and dormant, dark 
With the dread of what has befallen and will 
Befall, insists on being more. Tendril-like, 
It entwines about our separate dreams and 

With our roots like traceries of ore. 
Everything passes, though all remains. 
The dead are gone into silvery tenuations 
Like the soul of the ghastly serene Orgaz. 
How gently he rests in the arms of sainted 

Cradled thus, could he have hoped a finer peace 
In any station of any other reign? 

Still we fear. And if the sepulchre 

Indeed forbids another dawn — if the oily 

Torches obscure the holy odor— then like 

The child, who unadmiring, unfrighted stares 

Into modern hearts, could we do more 

Than wait the calm watch and whisper low? 

Everything passes and everything stays, 

And in staying becomes more in the mind of the 

living — 

Of the mystery, this at least we know: 

All remains. Like light through northern transepts, 

It is there even when it is not 

To illumine and make us grow. 

/. David Shaffer, 73 , had a teaching fellowship at 
Ohio University. He returned to Philadelphia and a 
job in the Community Relations program of the 
city government, was assistant to the Executive 
Director of Philadelphia "76" during the Bicenten- 
nial, and is now directing an energy conservation 
program for the City. 

Lines Written on the Bridge Po Wen 


Beneath this 

squat sandstone bridge 

the water 

reflects golden carp; 

the acrobatic faces 

lounging on the bank — 

their world 

is of rivers 

and mountains. 

There is no bridge. 

I arrange the stones. 

It is the willow 

that moves 

not the wind. 

By the river 

an old woman crawls, 

her oiled-silk robe 

sweeps the moist ground 

where serpents live. 

She is blind. 

The morning 

is never quiet. 

The rain begins. 


inlaid mother-of-pearl 

cannot rest. 

I walk away, 


The sound of rushing water 

pours into air. 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

1 5 

La Salle's freshman attrition rate has dropped amazingly 

since the moms and dads have begun to share the college experience 


By Robert S. Lyons, Jr. 

V^ne of the most important academic programs spon- 
sored by the college— a project that often means the 
difference between eventual success and failure in school 
—has attracted more than 12,000 participants to campus 
since 1963. And none of them have been La Salle 

Their participation, however, has helped La Salle 
achieve perhaps the lowest freshman attrition rate in the 
nation. Moreover, it has undoubtedly helped improve the 
college's chances of recruiting outstanding students. 

The participants are the parents of incoming La Salle 
freshmen who join their sons or daughters on campus 
during the summer for the Pre-College Counseling Pro- 
gram (PCCP), an intensive day of discussion and orien- 
tation sessions painting a comprehensive picture of the 
total college experience. The parents and students attend 
separate sessions dealing with the college's academic life, 
extracurricular activities, financial aid, public affairs, ca- 
reer planning, and student life. Both college officials and 
students make the various presentations. 

"It's one of the longest running hits in the life of our 
college," says La Salle's President Brother Patrick Ellis, 
F.S.C., Ph.D. "It has certainly become firmly established in 
our academic year. For the parents it's a day of en- 
lightenment and exchange." 

Not only have the parents almost universally acclaimed 
the program over the years, but it has had an amazingly 
significant effect on the college's enrollment figures, not to 
mention the lives and careers of innumerable students. 

Before 1963 when the PCCP was introduced, attrition 
was a real problem. La Salle was losing 15 per cent of its 
freshmen during their first semester in school, most of 
them withdrawing in the first eight weeks. After the first year 
of Parent's Counseling, the freshman attrition rate was 
sliced in half to about 7 per cent. Since then the rate has 
never exceeded 5 per cent and most of the time has 
hovered between 2-3 per cent. Last year, incredibly, the 
rate dropped to only 1 per cent and only about 4 per cent 
didn't register for their sophomore year. Nationally the 
freshman attrition rate ranges from 15 to 25 per cent. 

"We feel that the introduction of the PCCP Program was 
a key factor in bringing this about," says Dr. Thomas N. 
McCarthy, the college's vice president for student affairs. 
"Parents say that they really appreciate the program 
because they get practical advice how to help their sons or 
daughters to adjust satisfactorily. They want to know what 

they can do to help their children get the most out of 
college. Generally, their concerns are very practical and 

"Based on the data we receive, it's quite clear that PCCP 
is a highly successful program," says Dr. Frank J. 
Schreiner, the director of the college's Counseling Center 
who has been involved with its operation in some capacity 
since 1966. "A good 98 per cent of the parents say that it 
is a very highly informative program. They say that it's by 
far the most comprehensive and informative they've seen 
or heard about." 


IcCarthy says that one of the main reasons for starting 
the Parent's Program was the obvious importance of the 
influence of families on students, especially the com- 
muters. Studies also indicated that students with unstable 
home lives or recipients of little guidance from their 


parents achieved significantly less well in college. Then, 
too, very few parents of La Salle students back in the early 
sixties had been to college themselves. La Salle officials 
realized the importance of bringing them in and giving 
them a taste of the college experience. 

"The Parent's Program was one of the pioneering efforts 
to recognize the role of parents in the success of stu- 
dents," adds Brother Ellis. "It has traditionally helped 
people bridge the 'mystery gap' between parents and 
students about higher education. It isn't a passive process, 
either. There's a lot of response built in." 

It is the response of the parents— in the form of detailed 
evaluations completed at the end of each day's sessions — 
that has been the most influential factor in determining the 
composition of the PCCP Program. 

"The makeup of the program has never been the same 
any two years," says Dr. McCarthy. "The comments 
received from parents have helped to modify the program 
considerably. Our people take these comments very seri- 

The response of parents — 80 per cent of them volun- 
tarily agree to participate every year — has also been very 
enthusiastic and gratifying. "They are so appreciative that 
the college has made this kind of effort that many of them 
say that they wish that their sons and daughters who 
attended other colleges had the same opportunity," says 
Dr. Peter Filicetti, assistant director of the college's Coun- 
seling Center who has been coordinating PCCP for the 
past six years. 

I he general feeling of the parents was perhaps best 
expressed by a mother of one of this year's incoming 
freshmen who said, "It's most reassuring to know that my 
daughter will not be just a name or number at La Salle but 
that everyone here is truly concerned for her progress and 
success while still encouraging some independence on 
her part. We were most impressed with the genuine 
concern shown by college officials. This appears to be a 
'truly caring' environment." 

The PCCP today is much more broadly-based and 
meaningful than during its first few years when it was run 
exclusively out of the Counseling Center. Academic ad- 
visement has played a major role in the program since 
1972. This year, three faculty members— Marilyn Lambert, 
an assistant professor of education; Brother Gerard 

Molyneaux, F.S.C., Ph.D., '58, an assistant professor of 
English, and Dr. John F. Reardon, '59, an associate 
professor of accounting — are serving as academic coun- 


• efore each incoming freshman arrives on campus with 
his or her parents, a counselor reviews the student's 
course selection form and reviews the freshman roster to 
make certain that the courses selected are the appropriate 
ones for the announced major. Each student will then be 
seen alone that day, first by a guidance counselor, then by 
an academic advisor. 

"We want to make sure that each student jumps in at the 
right depth for the courses relating to his major," says 
Brother Molyneaux. "We want to assure the proper 
academic balance and make sure that the courses the 
student selects are not too tough or too easy for his or her 

"Parents are looking primarily for academic guidance," 
says Reardon. "They want to be reassured that they have 
done the right thing and that they've selected the right 

Pre-College Counseling at La Salle actually began in the 
late 1950s when incoming freshmen came in for separate 
days of testing and interpretation. Parents were introduced 
to the program in 1962. Two years ago, the college began 
another program that has become quite successful, "Dis- 
cover the Difference." This is held on four of five Sundays 
during the spring when high school seniors who have been 
accepted spend the day with their parents and other 
students interested in the same field of^tudy on campus 
getting acquainted with the academic program and the 
various financial aid options available to them. 

In addition, the 65 or so freshmen who are invited to join 
the college's Honors Program come in with their parents 
for a separate session with John Grady, the director of the 
college's Honors Center, during their senior year. 

"These programs have improved enrollment, there's no 
doubt about that," says Brother Emery Mollenhauer, 
F.S.C., Ph.D., the college's provost. "We feel that once 
someone comes on campus in the spring, the likelihood is 
good that he or she will eventually enroll here. It's a matter 
of psychologically breaking the ice for both the students 
and their parents and both are made to feel at home." 

"The PCCP program is very beneficial to us," says L. 

La Salle, Summer 1978 


PARENTS— continued 

Thomas Reifsteck, director of the college's career plan- 
ning and placement bureau. "It gives us an opportunity to 
see students at an early age and to get them thinking what 
they want to do with their life. We emphasize that they don't 
have to be absolutely positive the first day. They have 
plenty of options available to them." 


leifsteck and his staff generally liven things up by 
describing some of the unusual jobs that La Salle students 
have held. One young man was hired to drive Wyatt Earp's 
(Hugh O'Brien's) automobile to California. Another worked 
babysitting bodies in a morgue. One made cough drops 
and another fed animals in a zoo. 

"Then we had the student who said that his career goal 
was to be the world's greatest lefthanded banjo player," 
recalls Reifsteck. 

What concerns the parents the most about their sons 
and daughters in college? 

"They want to know whether the students can really be 
as independent as the college expects them to be," says 
Dr. Schreiner. "They also wonder if the students will have 
enough responsibility to perform at that independent level 
and make a go of it without their parents around to help." 

"We tell them that their sons and daughters as students 
will have more freedom to make decisions and that they 
will assume more responsibility to develop study habits," 
says Dr. Ray Heath, dean of students. "They will be 
challenged to make these decisions and this will ac- 
celerate their personal development. I don't think that we 
prolong adolescence. We try to accelerate their maturation 

Parents are also interested about the cost of educating 
their children. They want to know how much time should 
be spent working. They're interested in career op- 
portunities for their child's major field of study. They 
wonder about the quality of life on campus. They ask what 
life is like in the residence halls, as well as about security, 
discipline, dress regulations, sex, drugs and alcohol. 

We spend considerable time explaining how our college 
relates to students regarding their conduct," says Dr. 
McCarthy. "We tell them that we attempt to maintain an 
atmosphere conducive to good study conditions. We 

encourage good relationships among the students, faculty 
and administration. We let them know that we set limits on 
them that will not interfere with learning and that students 
will be accorded due process when faced with rules' 
infractions. We want to help the student develop an 
independence that respects the rights of others on cam- 

Regarding participation in extra-curricular activities, 
Drs. McCarthy and Heath both emphasize that students 
involved with activities typically do better work. It's a 
question of moderation, of course, but the better students 
always seem to be the ones contributing frequently to the 
life of the college. These students learn to budget their time 
well. If they happen to be officers in organizations, they 
learn to delegate authority and responsibility effectively. 

"Occasionally, we get the 'threatening' question from a 
parent," says Reardon. The question that's impossible to 
answer "Like, 'Is there any Christianity left on campus at 
all?' Or the irate parent who wants an absolute guarantee 
that his son or daughter will be admitted to medical 

"The most anxiety provoking situation among students 
isn't drugs or alcohol," says Dr. Filicetti. "It's 'What should 
I major in?' and 'What can I do with that major (career 
wise)?' Parents unwittingly contribute to this pressure 
because they often get upset when their son or daughter 
hasn't decided on a career or a major field of study. 

"I tell the parents that their children don't have to decide 
their career or major tomorrow. There's enough flexibility 
in our academic program to let them explore. Don't think 
it's unusual if your son or daughter doesn't know what to 
do. As a matter of fact, it's more common if they don't. The 
majority — about 54% of our freshmen change their major 
at least once." 

I CCP is also a solid learning experience for such La 
Salle upperclassmen as Terry Jackson, a senior Spanish 
and secondary education major who is serving as one of 
the student advisors this year, conducting the student life 

"Being an education major, it's great practice to be able 
to conduct yourself in front of a group, to practice com- 
municating both verbally and non-verbally, and to watch 
the responses of the people," she says. "Parents find the 
session very comforting, especially when I open by telling 
them, 'You've heard from the faculty and administration, 
now's a chance to get the lowdown from a student.' It's a 
unique perspective for a parent to listen to someone like 
me. One father came up to me after one of the sessions 
and said that he and his daughter had heard me speaking 
during one of the spring 'Discover the Difference' pro- 
grams. He said that because of me his daughter had 
decided to come here. That makes it all worthwhile." 

The program has been so well-received that represent- 
atives from Penn, Temple, Villanova, and St. Joseph's 
have all requested to sit in on sessions at one time or 
another. Only Penn State has had a similar program for 
years. Temple has begun a program at its Ambler campus 
modeled after La Salle's and other colleges are realizing 
the importance of parents. 

"After all," says Dr. Heath, "when we accept a student, 
we accept part of his or her family, too." ■ 


1977-78 Athletic Roundup 


Headliners included (from left): All American Michael Brooks with coach Ken Durrett, three sport star Laura Frieze, and record breaker Bill Boone. 

I he East Coast Conference championship for the men's 
basketball team, strong performances by the baseball, 
soccer, swimming, and crew teams, continued improve- 
ment in the women's program with winning records in field 
hockey, volleyball, basketball, and softball, and a number 
of outstanding performances by individuals highlighted the 
college's intercollegiate athletics program during 1977-78. 

La Salle's sixteen varsity squads posted an overall 
record of 110-96-3 (.534). The men's varsities finished 
64-58-2 (.525) and the women's teams produced a record 
of 46-38-1 (.548), the women's program's highest winning 
percentage ever and the first time it has surpassed the 
winning percentage of the men's program. 

Paul Westhead, in his eighth year as basketball coach, 
guided a sophomore dominated squad to an 18-12 re- 
cord, which included the regular season ECC East crown, 
the ECC playoff championsip, and a berth in the NCAA 
tournament for the first time since 1974-75. 

The Explorers set new single season records for most 
field goals (1047), points (2588), and field goal percentage 
(.496). Sophomore forward Michael Brooks also set re- 
cords for most field goals (288) and field goal per- 
centage. Sophomore guard Darryl Gladden set a new 
single season assist record with 187. 

Brooks, who led the entire ECAC in scoring (24.9) and 
rebounding (12.8) was the Big Five and East Coast 
Conference Player of the Year, All ECAC, Citizen Savings 
(Helms) All American, and was selected to play on U.S. 
touring team in Yugoslavia in August of 1978. 

Gene McDonnell's 20th baseball team posted a 15-14-1 
record and won a berth in the ECC playoffs for the first time 
ever with a 5-3 regular season ECC finish (2nd). The 
Explorers lost to West Chester and Delaware in the double 
elimination tournament held at Temple. 

Sophomore first baseman Bill Boone, who batted .398 
and set new La Salle records for most hits (47), most 
doubles (14), and most total bases (85) in a season, was 
named to the second team ECC all star squad. Junior 
centerfielder Pete DeAngelis, who batted a club high .431, 
was a first team all ECC selection in the outfield. Also 
nominated for the squad were senior pitcher Tom Filer, 
who compiled a 5-1 record; second baseman Mike Mor- 
rin, who stole 20 bases and set a new La Salle record for 
runs in a season with 33, and designated hitter Bill O'Brien 
who hit .306. 

Tom Grail guided the men's swimming team to a 7-3 
dual meet record and a third place finish in the ECC 
championship meet, despite the team's nine first place 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

ROUNDUP— continued 

Mary Mullm 

Eric Beam 

Joyce Lindlnger 

Tom Franchetti 

Vince Kelly 

medals of a possible eighteen in the three day meet which 
was held at Kirk Pool. 

Senior Tom McKeon successfully defended his 100 and 
200 yard frestyle and 200 yard IM titles and helped lead 
the 400 and 800 yard freestyle relay teams to victory for 
the third consecutive year in the meet. McKeon was 
named as the ECC meet's MVP and was also named to the 
first ever ECAC swimming all star team. 

Other individual champions in the ECC meet included 
junior Dan Lavery in the 50 yard freestyle; senior diver Ron 
Murphy, in the one and three meter dives, and junior Mike 
Gallagher, in the 200 yard butterfly. 

McKeon, Lavery, Lee Cummins, and Rob Ehinger also 
competed in the Eastern Seaboard swimming and Diving 
Championships in Providence, Rhode Island and in the 
NCAA championship meet in Long Beach, California. 

McKeon won the 100 meter freestyle title for the second 
straight year at the Eastern Seaboard meet. 

Bill Wilkinson returned to coach the soccer team after a 
year's absence due to a job conflict and the squad posted 
a 9-5-1 record. 

The team started slowly, winning only four of its first ten 
games, but caught fire at mid-season and won its last six 
games, including victories over Haverford, West Chester, 
and highly regarded Textile for the first time in 20 years. 
The team finished fourth in the ECC East, however, and 
did not compete either in the ECC playoffs or the ECAC 

Seniors Vince Kelly and Jim Coleman were named to 
the ECC and the District Two all star teams, and Kelly, who 
made the ECC team for the fourth straight year, was co- 
MVP of the ECC for the second consective season. 



Throughout the years La Salle 
has had its share of Olympic ath- 
letes. Al Cantello ('55) hurled the 
javelin in the 1960 games in Rome. 
Hugh Foley and Stan Cwiklinski, 
both members of the class of '66, 
won Gold Medals rowing for Vesper 
Club's eight oared shell in the 1964 
Tokyo Olympics. John Mclntyre, 
'50, was a coxswain in Vesper's 
pair-oared-with-coxswain shell in 
the '48 London Games. Joe Ver- 
deur ('50) won a Gold Medal in 
those same '48 Olympics in the 200 
meter butterfly. And of course the 
great Ira Davis ('58) competed in 
three Olympiads, 1956, '60, and 
'64, in his specialty, the triple jump. 

Although the 1980 Moscow Sum- 
mer Olympic Games are still two 
years away, there is once again a 

blue ribbon La Salle athlete with an 
outstanding chance to be selected 
for the U.S. team and this time the 
prospect is, surprise, a woman! 

Diane Moyer, who just completed 
her sophomore year at La Salle, is 
one of the top field hockey goal- 
tenders in the nation and although 
the actual selection process for the 
entire U.S. Olympic field hockey 
squad won't be officially completed 
until next summer, she has already 
established herself as one of the 
elite goaltenders in the country and, 
with a bundle of national and in- 
ternational experience under her 
belt already, she seems an odds on 
favorite to land herself in Moscow in 
two years. 

To retrace, for a moment, the 
steps of this remarkable 19 year old 


Kalhy Duffy 

Jim Coleman 

Pete DeAngelis 

Mike Gallagher 

Tom McKeon 

The crew team, under the direction of coach Jim 
Kiernan tor the second year, compiled a 3-1 record in 
lightweight eight competition, and won the Braxton Cup for 
the third straight year. The lightweight shell also captured 
a trophy at the Bergen Cup Regatta and won the Presi- 
dent's trophy at a race in Connecticut. The lightweight 
eight shell, along with the lightweight four shell, advanced 
to the finals in the Dad Vail Regatta, but both shells 
finished out of the money. 

Jack Connors guided his twelfth golf team to a 7-7 
regular season record, which was highlighted by a hole-in- 
one by senior Rich Mennies, and strong performances by 
team MVP Mike Cassidy and "Most Consistent" Greg 
Webster. The squad finished last in the ECC golf cham- 
pionship tournament held at West Chester. 

The cross country team, under head coach Ira Davis, 

finished the regular season with a 2-5 record and finished 
last in the Big Five Meet. John Kuhar, Ed Waddington, Joe 
Burns, and Mike Ludovici were among the top performers 
for the Explorers, who finished eighth in the ECC cham- 
pionship cross country meet which La Salle hosted at 
Belmont Plateau. 

Former assistant track coach Mike Costello assumed the 
cross country and track head coaching reins when Ira 
Davis resigned in December. The indoor season was 
highlighted by new record in the 600 yard run by 
sophomore Tom Franchetti with a time of 1:10.4. 

The outdoor season saw the Explorers compile a 1-4 
regular season mark and the squad finished eighth in the 
ECC Outdoor Track Championship meet. Eric Beam won 
the 1500 meters. Len Garza and Mike Burke finished 
second in the javelin and 800 meters, respectively. 

athlete who has also played basket- 
ball, softball, and this year was a 
diver for the swimming team at La 
Salle, we take you to Reading, 
Pennsylvania, Diane's hometown. 
The setting: Muhlenberg High 
School. The time: 1974. 

"All of my friends had been 
playing field hockey since ninth 
grade," she recalls, "but I went out 
for the first time in my junior year at 

"I remember I was coming off a 
bad case of mononucleosis during 
the summer, and I decided that 
since I didn't really know the game 
and because I was out of shape I 
would try out for goalie." 

Of such things are monumental 
decisions made. She worked hard 
during her apprenticeship that first 

year and began to excel at banish- 
ing the little white ball from the net. 
During her senior year in high 
school, after becoming the number 
one goalie on the team, she allowed 
only five goals in 25 games and 
attracted the eyes of college field 
hockey coaches from around the 

"Many people, including me at 
first," she says, "have a misconcep- 
tion that goalies don't have to be 
good athletes. I think for many years 
hockey coaches would put the fat- 
test, most out of shape girl in goal 
and use all of the quicker athletes at 
other positions. 

"I learned pretty quickly that a 
good goalie has to be in great total 
shape and now I work at running 
and endurance drills as hard and for 

La Salle. Summer 1978 


ROUNDUP— continued 

Freshman Ed Waddington won the steeplechase at the 
Metropolitan Track Championship Meet at Franklin Field. 

The tennis team, under fifth year head coach Dr. 
Richard Cohen, logged a 2-7 regular season record and 
finished ninth in the ECC playoffs. Captain Jack Kanoff, 
senior Gary Waterman, and sophomore Brian Ritchie were 
among the top players on the team. 

The women's program, under the auspices of first year 
coordinator Kathy Wear continued to expand and improve 
in its sixth year of operation, and compiled its best ever 
overall record. 

Mrs. Wear's second field hockey team finished with an 
11-6-1 record and finished third in the PCFHA Tour- 
nament. Four team members were selected to a post 
season all star team. Diane Moyer, Joyce Lindinger, Mary 
Mullin, and Laura Frieze represented Philadelphia in the 
national field hockey tournament in Denver, Colorado, and 
Moyer, on the strength of her performance this year, was 
also tabbed to play in a California tournament. The 
sophomore goalie, who is a member of the U.S. #2 touring 
team (an Olympic development squad), played in a series 

of exhibitions against teams from Barbados and Trinidad 
in the spring. 

Marge Kriebel, the dean of the women's coaches at La 
Salle, led her volleyball team to a 9-5 record, its best yet, 
and the squad recorded a victory over highly rated Kean 
College. Sue Sykes was named MVP of the squad. 

The women's basketball team, under third year head 
coach Angie Scarengelli, posted a 14-11 record and 
competed in the EAIAW Small College Tournament for the 
third straight year, winning its opening round game against 
Shippensburg before being eliminated by Seton Hall. 

Team MVP Cindy Romanelli led the team in scoring 
(13.4) and rebounding (11.0). Also turning in quality 
performances were Laura Frieze, who averaged 12.3 ppg. 
and Maureen Kramer, who averaged 11.9 ppg. and 9.8 


The women's swimming team, coached by Tom Grail 
for the first time, compiled a 4-4 record and sent Kathy 
Duffy, Jill Smith, Liz McCabe and Mary Mullin to the AIAW 
national swimming championship meet in Georgia. Duffy 
was named as the team's MVP for the second consecutive 

MOYER— continued 

Diane is a marvelous athlete with a great attitude and a tremendous desire t< 

as much of the year as I can." 

In the winter Diane kept in shape 
by playing a fair enough brand of 
basketball to attract several basket- 
ball scholarship offers and during 
the spring she was an all star 
catcher on Muhlenberg's softball 

"I think I enjoyed basketball the 
most at that point, she laughs, "be- 
cause it was the only sport I could 
run around in and not have to wear 
any heavy equipment." 

Diane finally narrowed her col- 
lege choices to Pitt, Mount St. 
Mary's and La Salle, before finally 
electing to settle at 20th and Olney. 

After her first season in the nets 
for head coach (and now women's 
athletic coordinator) Kathy Wear's 
first field hockey squad at La Salle, 
Diane was selected to play for a 
Philadelphia area all star team 
which finished undefeated in a tour- 
nament at Valley Forge. 

She later was invited to a U.S. 
Field Hockey Developmental Camp 
at Penn State and was selected from 
more than 60 goalies to be one of 
three goaltenders (and the youngest 
member) on the U.S. Developmen- 
tal team. 

Diane's hockey success and rep- 
utation have mushroomed ever 
since. As a sophomore this year her 
outstanding goal play helped lead 
La Salle to a best ever 11-5-1 re- 

After the season she was selected 
along with teammates Joyce Lind- 
inger, Mary Mullin, and Laura Frieze 
to again play with a Philadelphia 
area all star team, this time in Den- 
ver, Colorado. 

After a glittering performance in 
Denver she leapfrogged to still an- 
other all star gathering in California 
and at the conclusion of that com- 
petition she was tabbed to play on 
the U.S. Two Touring team which 

played a series of games in Trinidad 
and Barbados this spring. 

Her selection to the touring team 
necessitated her withdrawal from La 
Salle's basketball team this year due 
to the conflicting practices which 
were held in the Philadelphia area 
throughout the winter to maintain the 
team members' collective polish. 
She did manage to find time to dive 
for La Salle's women's swimming 
team, however, even though she 
hadn't dived competitively in more 
than six years, and did well enough 
to garner several first place finishes 
for the Lady Explorers. 

Diane's strong points, according 
to coach Kathy Wear, are her timing 
and her ability to battle until the end. 
She thrives on pressure situations — 
particularly penalty shots— and is at 
her best when an opposing team is 
swarming around the goal and pep- 
pering her with shots. 

"Diane is a marvelous athlete with 


The women's tennis team, guided by second year 
coach Rita Rohfling, logged a 1-7 record. Top performers 
included MVP Liesel Hud and Darlene Preziosi. 

The women's cross country and track teams, under Ira 
Davis and Mike Costello respectively with special as- 
sistance from coach Larry Simmons, competed primarily 
in invitational meets and did not compete in dual or 
triangular meet format. 

Liesel Hud, the team's MVP, competed in an EAIAW 
championship meet in Boston, Massachusetts along with 
teammates Terry Gladnick, Mary Durkin and Marianne 

The women's softball team, under second year head 
coach Rick Pohlig, logged a 7-5 record. Leading per- 
formers for the squad were pitcher Laura Frieze, who 
fashioned a 6-5 record and also batted .500 which in- 
cluded a no hitter against Lehigh;first baseman Donna 
Eisenhardt who batted .33; third baseman Joyce Lind- 
inger, who hit .409; catcher Terry Maguire, who hit .435; 
centerfielder Diane Vitagliano, who batted .444; and 
catcher-shortstop Diane Moyer, who hit .400. 

— By Larry Eldridge 

Dan Lavery 

Cindy Romanelli 

Liesel Hud 

letter herself. She thrives on pressure situations. 

a great attitude and a tremendous 
desire to better herself," claims Mrs. 
Wear. "Her growth in the past year 
has been remarkable and if she 
continues to improve at anywhere 
near the same rate, I think she'll 
have just a great shot at making our 
Olympic team." 

The U.S. Two Touring squad left 
for Barbados on March 27 and 
Diane was in goal for the squad's 
5-0, 3-0, and 5-0 victories over all 
star teams from Barbados. 

The next leg of the trip took the 
team to Trinidad, where the U.S. 
contingent rolled up 4-0, 2-1, and 
6-0 wins along with a 0-0 tie. 

In the seven games the U.S. team 
played Diane, who was in goal for 
every minute of each game, allowed 
only one score— and that came on a 
penalty corner shot. 

"It was really a great experience," 
she claims. "It was awfully hot and 
humid at times. We had to take a lot 

of salt tablets and sometimes it was 
so hot you didn't even want to touch 
your face. 

"But our coach, Nancy Plantz, 
helped me very much. She drilled 
me constantly— sometimes I 
thought I would pass out— but I 
greatly improved my aggressive- 
ness and assertiveness with my 
teammates around the goal cradle, 
which is the one area where I 
needed strengthening the most. 

"I saw a few iguanas and bugs 
down there that I'd just as soon 
forget about, but the people were 
friendly and helpful and I was ex- 
tremely grateful to have had the 
chance to go." 

So what happens next and where 
do the Olympics fit in to the picture 
at this point? 

"I'm going to be involved in quite 
a few hockey camps and clinics this 
summer," she explains," and in 
mid-July there is another selection 

procedure for the U.S. National 
team at Penn State. If I make the 
squad again, I'll probably be invited 
to go to an Olympic festival which is 
like a pre-Olympic orientation, at the 
Air Force Academy. From that point 
I should have a pretty good shot at 
making the Olympic team. 

Further on down the road Diane is 
looking forward to a career in 
teaching and counseling and would 
also like to coach, what else, field 

"One thing is certain," she dead- 
pans, "any goalie who plays for me 
is going to have to be in GOOD 

Of course, anyone who becomes 

fortunate enough to play for Diane 

won't only be in good shape. They'll 

be very, very lucky. 

— LE 

La Salle, Summer 1978 


>4roind Can pus 

The 115th Commencement: 

"Human Excellence and the Quality of Life' 

Brother President Patrick Ellis. F.S.C., Ph.D. (left): presents honorary degrees to Or Leon J. Perelman, '33. 
and Baltimore Archbishop William D Borders. 

The Archbishop of Baltimore and a 
prominent Philadelphia educational and 
business leader were honored at the 
college's 115th Commencement for 
some 1,034 graduates on May 23 at 
Philadelphia's Civic Center-Convention 

Brother Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D., 
president of La Salle, conferred 

bachelor's degrees on 760 men and 
women from the college's Day Division 
and 256 Evening Division seniors. An- 
other 18 students received master's 
degrees in religion. 

For the first time in history, La Salle 
held its Baccalaureate Mass at the 
Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, 18th 
St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 

on Tuesday morning. The Most Rev. 
William D. Borders, Archbishop of Balti- 
more, was celebrant and homilist at this 

In his homily, Archbishop Borders 
told the graduates, "If we are going to 
look to the future, we must accept the 
responsibility of influencing the future." 

Quoting Cardinal Newman's 

A Graduate Says Farewell 

(The following is the text of the Valedic- 
tory Address delivered by John Rodden 
on May 23.) 

I wonder if a commencement speaker 
shouldn't more properly be called a 
conclusion speaker: for he is called 
upon to announce a beginning when his 
audience's thoughts are about what is 
ending, called upon to point a direction 
for 'he future when his class' musings 
are chiefly for the past. And I am well 
aware that thousands of other high 
school and college speakers this spring 
are exhorting the class of 1978 to "build 

a better future" while warning of the 
perils that lie ahead. It would seem quite 
fitting and timely for someone to offer 
some profound statement about where 
we have been and where we are head- 
ing. But I will let you speak for your- 

A profile of this class of 1978 drawn 
up when we entered as college 
freshmen is revealing. Fifty-nine percent 
of us estimated our chances of obtain- 
ing a job in our major as "very good"; 56 
percent of us thought we would be 
"highly satisfied" with La Salle; 54 
percent of us thought we would gradu- 

ate with at least a 3.0 index; 41 percent 
of us planned to pursue an advanced 
degree; and almost two-thirds of us 
listed as our most important goals in 
college "developing a philosopy of life" 
and "helping others in need." 

The answers as to which side of the 
ledger we were on four years ago and to 
whether or not our steps have today 
brought us to those goals, or whether in 
fact those goals have changed— can be 
disclosed only by each graduate in the 
privacy of his or her own heart and 
mind. Only you yourself know if your 
time at La Sa|le has made a difference. 


statement of a century ago ("I want the 
intellectual layman to be religious, and 
the devout ecclesiastic to be intellec- 
tual."), Borders said that he hoped that 
La Salle College has prepared its grad- 
uates with this balanced view of life. 

"I hope that you have accepted these 
values and in moving into the political, 
economic, and social areas of life, are 
able to measure current values against 
Gospel values," he continued. "I hope 
that you will speak out with courage and 
skill on public issues." 

The Baltimore Archbishop also re- 
minded the graduates that "real happi- 
ness and personal fulfillment are not to 
be seized for oneself, but come only 
through the gift of self which involves 
service, suffering, and sacrifice." 

"While human worth is based on hu- 
man dignity, human excellence is not 
measured by power or possession, but 
by the quality of life." 

At the Commencement, honorary 
doctor of laws degrees were pres' ued 
to Archbishop Borders, and Dr. Leon J. 
Perelman, '33, a prominent local civic 
leader and industrialist who is president 
of Dropsie University. 

Archbishop Borders was honored for 
his outstanding work and "for his quiet 
but effective leadership at a time when 
so many of us in the Church desire, but 
then again do not desire, to be led." 

Perelman's citation said in part: "If 
education should culminate in a life of 
rich, wide and balanced achievement, 
then the record of this distinguished 
alumnus of La Salle marks him as a 
man who possesses these qualities in 
an exemplary degree, a fitting model for 
these young men and women who re- 
ceive their degrees along with him to- 

Brother Colman Coogan, F.S.C., pro- 
vincial of the Baltimore Province of the 
Brothers of the Christian Schools and a 
member of the college's Board of 
Trustees, sponsored Archbishop 
Borders for his honorary degree. Dr. 

Joseph F. Flubacher, professor of eco- 
nomics and "Dean" of the college's 
faculty, sponsored Dr. Perelman. 

The annual Lindback Foundation 
Awards for "distinguished teaching" 
were presented to Dr. Robert J. 
Courtney, professor of political science, 
and Thomas F. Monahan, assistant pro- 
fessor of finance and accounting. 

Commissioning ceremonies for 17 
graduating members of La Salle's U.S. 
Army Reserve Training Corps (ROTC) 
were held at noon on May 23, in the 
College Union Ballroom on campus. 

After having served for six years as 
the first Bishop of the newly-created 
diocese of Orlando, Fla., Borders was 
named the 13th Archbishop of Balti- 
more by Pope Paul VI on April 2, 1974, 
succeeding Lawrence Cardinal 
Shehan, who had retired. Since then, in 
an arrangement virtually unique in the 
American Church, he has organized the 
archdiocese into three vicariates, and 
delegated authority and responsibility 

for them to his three Auxiliary Bishops. 
Archbishop Borders is a past chairman 
of the Education Committee of the U.S. 
Catholic Conference (USCC). 

Dr. Perelman is president of Ameri- 
can Paper Products, Inc., Vincennes 
Paper Mills, Inc., and United Ammuni- 
tion Container, Inc., of Philadelphia. He 
was named president of Dropsie in Jan- 
uary. Dropsie is the nation's only non- 
theological, non-sectarian postgraduate 
institution for the study of Hebrew, 
Biblical and Middle East languages and 

Among his many community, civic, 
and charitable activities, Dr. Perelman is 
founder and director of the Perelman 
Antique Toy Museum, in Philadelphia's 
Society Hill. He is also president of West 
Park Hospital, chairman of the national 
board of Pop Warner Little Scholars, a 
trustee of the Federation of Jewish 
Agencies, and a member of the ex- 
ecutive committee of the Valley Forge 
Council of Boy Scouts. 

Yes, there have been changes since I 
was a freshman. It is more than that 
Leonard Hall, erected as a World War II 
shelter, has. been knocked down and a 
hilly green quadrangle now sits serenely 
in its place; more than a passing of 
presidents. Historical coincidence 
makes one wonder if the class of '78 
doesn't toll the final death knoll upon 
one era and the introduction of another. 
On May 23, 1968, 1,000 New York 
students were jailed in the first student 
protests against the Vietnam War. Six 
days after we began classes, a presi- 
dent pardoned his predecessor and the 

cynicism of Watergate poured out 

The "New Mood" among college stu- 
dents is old news, of course. Everyone 
knows we've given up politics to be- 
come rich attorneys. The Eldridge 
Cleavers are wearing three-piece suits 
to their corporate offices. 

This is what one social critic has 
called "the comic strip version" of his- 
tory, one which contains a core of truth 
is dangerously overgeneralized. The 
60s and early 70s gave us the long- 
haired striker who took the car and 
drove to San Jose; the late 70s, the 

Ph.D. who drives his taxi around Phila- 
delphia. Like the Happy Days kids of 
the 50s who conformed and liked Ike, 
we hustle for a buck, find we are OK 
from paperbacks and learn our 
philosophies of life from a seagull. In 
short, the Stirring Sixties have become 
the Silent Seventies. The era of the silent 
movie is not over— we are living it. 
Those of us without jobs welcome the 
syllogism: Our generation is silent. Si- 
lence is golden. Therefore our gener- 
ation ... I hope the employers out there 
are listening. 

Yet while that was the cartoon version 

La Salle, Summer 1978 


Dr. Hank DeVincent. '56, and his wife. Fran, hold plaque and his now-retired college baseball number as 
mementoes of ceremonies dedicating college's baseball field in his name. Also participating were 
Brother President Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D., and athletic director Bill Bradshaw. '69 

Baseball Field is Named 
for Dr. Hank DeVincent 

Former La Salle baseball great Hank 
DeVincent, '56, was honored by the 
college on April 29th when the baseball 
field was formally dedicated in his name 
and his uniform number (#8) became 
the first to ever be permanently retired 
by La Salle. 

The ceremony took place between 
games of the regular season-ending 
doubleheader against St. Joseph's. The 
Explorers won, 12-11, in the first game 
to clinch a berth in the East Coast 
Conference playoffs. 

DeVincent, now a prominent or- 

thopedic surgeon in the Philadelphia 
area, was a .400 hitting outfielder for the 
Explorers from 1953-56 and played in 
the Cincinatti Reds' organization upon 
completion of his La Salle career. 

Other highlights of the day included 
the unveiling of a new electronic 
scoreboard and an alumni soccer 

The following day DeVincent, athletic 
director Bill Bradshaw, baseball coach 
Gene McDonnell, Butch and Ralph 
McNally, Lefty Ervin, and a number of 
other former baseball stars played in the 
first ever alumni baseball game. DeVin- 
cent hit a 380-foot home run over the 
new sign in left field bearing his name to 
help spark the alumni squad over the 
Explorer varsity 10-9. 

College Granted $58,500 
by Pew Memorial Trust 

The Pew Memorial Trust has granted 
La Salle College $58,500 for the 
purchase of computer equipment to im- 
prove the efficiency of the college's 
administrative and management facil- 

La Salle originally installed a new 
DEC-20 Computer facility in 1976 with 
the assistance of a $25,000 grant from 
the Pew Memorial Trust. Since then, the 
use of computer facilities has increased 
considerably. Some 800 students were 
using computer equipment two years 
ago. Today, over 1,200 men and wom- 
en studying various mathematics and 
business courses require computer fa- 

"We are extremely grateful to the Pew 
Memorial Trust," said Brother President 
Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D., "because 
this new equipment will permit an in- 
tensification of computer applications to 
our administrative facilities, especially in 
the area of projecting future student 
enrollments and their impact on the 
many facets of the college's opera- 

Part of the grant will also be allocated 
for the purchase of computer-oriented 
aids used for construction of man- 
agement information systems. This 
equipment includes ten terminals that 
will be housed in individual adminis- 

FAREWELL— continued 

'We are not Rebellious; nor yet, hopefully, Apathetic" 

of history, more than the catchwords — 
even the ideals of the 60s— ring hollow 
today. The word "relevant" now means 
training that will ensure a job after grad- 
uation, not the relationship of one's stud- 
ies to social challenges. Yet our class 
faces the same social challenges as 
those of the sixties: one-third of the 
world in starvation; the incessant threat 
of nuclear holocaust; invidious dis- 
crimination against some because of 
the fortune of their birth, even reverse 

There is a 'new mood.' And those of 
us who will work to fight injustice will 
have it tougher than those students did, 
for we will sacrifice more than they did. 
Our struggle will be longer and quieter, 
with less camaraderie, notoriety or 
glory. And so, we are not rebellious; nor 
yet, hopefully, apathetic. We are con- 
cerned and confused. "Quiescent but 
not acquiescent," as sociologist David 
Riesman has put it. 

But already, for many of us in the past 
few months, our universe has been 
rolled into an economic ball towards the 

overwhelming question: What are you 
doing after graduation? We answer in 
occupational terms. Motivated as much 
by a desire for social status and individ- 
ual recognition as for money, more than 
half of us will pursue professional ca- 
reers in business, law or medicine. No 
doubt some of us who are dedicated at 
this moment to working as low-paid 
public defenders or ghetto physicians 
will in three or four years lose our drive 
to "change the world." The realities and 
failures of making ends meet and rais- 
ing a family will begin to overshadow 
our "concern" for those external prob- 
lems. And there will be times when, like 
Mark Twain, we would like to "hang the 
whole human race and finish the farce." 
But it will become a farce, or a trag- 
edy, only if that genuine concern falls 
into a careless complacency, if 
quiescence passes into acquiescence. 
A teacher of mine asked me recently: 
Did you come to college merely to make 
a life or to make a living? Will cons- 
cience for us become purely a matter of 
self-interest? Will we jeopardize that sta- 

bility and speak out? Entering business, 
law or medicine is not "selling out" or 
"forsaking ideals." One need not march 
on the White House or occupy buildings 
to demonstrate "concern." Our efforts 
can be more respectful of the opinions 
and rights of others than our older 
brothers' and sisters' efforts, less 
apocalyptic; less dramatic, more endur- 

But graduation speakers, as Wood- 
row Wilson once observed, notoriously 
like foghorns, call attention to the 
blasted mist without doing anything to 
dispel it. 

Already I see many of my concerned 
friends and classmates trying to dispel it 
— from mobilizing interest in the dan- 
gers of atomic stockpiling to working for 
prison reform and famine relief. We 
have seen a concerned campus min- 
istry "build bridges" to the neighboring 
community and bring the campus to- 
gether for an informative human sexuali- 
ty series, a concerned student govern- 
ment evaluate college faculty responsi- 
bly and sponsor a voter registration 
drive, a concerned student newspaper 
call attention to problems beyond the 


trative offices and additional software to 
improve the existing data base man- 
agement system. 

College departments expected to 
benefit from the grant include Ad- 
missions, Registrar, M.B.A., Community 
Academic Opportunity, Continuing 
Education for Women, the various 
Deans, Financial Aid, Alumni, and De- 

La Salle College student Ronald Sllwinski (sec- 
ond trom left) and Richard Geruson (second 
from right) were among the eight winners of the 
annual James A Fmnegan Fellowship Founda- 
tion statewide essay competition who received 
awards from Pennsylvania Governor Milton J. 
Shapp. in Harrisburg Brother President Patrick 
Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D. (left) and Commonwealth 
Court Judge Genevieve Blatt (right) are presi- 
dent and vice president, respectively, of the 
Finnegan Foundation. 

La Salle's Gavel Society enjoyed its greatest 
season ever in 1977-78. finishing first in the 
Pennsylvania Forensic Association Tournament, 
second in the Great Eastern Forensic Tourney, 
and 16th out of 142 colleges in the National 
Forensic Championships. Team members were 
(top. from left): John Rodden, Mary Higgins. Neil 
Silverman, faculty moderator Fred J. Foley, Jr.. 
Larry White. Greg Nowak. Dan Polsenberg. and 
Donna Skalicky. Front row (from left): An- 
namarie Donnelly, Maryellen Hernandez, Ricky 
Burgess. Pat Shapiro, and Al DiGregorio. 

classroom, beyond the campus. 

Our biggest mistake in graduating to- 
day will be to think there is a sharp line 
between the life of the student and the 
concerns of the citizen. If we make our 
standard, "whatever I can get away with 
—whether cheating on a test, plagiariz- 
ing a paper or deceiving a client— we 
will almost always get away. If we make 
it "the same as everybody else," we will 
become lowest common denominators. 
While we can never quite bring the hard 
realities of the outside world into the 
idealistic theorizing of the four-walled 
classroom, the challenge for us is to 
bring the best of La Salle into our future 
life and work. 

Refusing to return overdue library 
books may not prevent that next promo- 
tion. You many even escape a six-cut 
maximum. But there will be other ob- 
stacles. For some, La Salle has been an 
all-parents-paid four-year holiday: 
courses rostered indiscriminately to fit 
into time slots. For dozens of others, it 
has been a seven- or eight-year grind of 
coming to Olney Avenue exhausted af- 
ter work and not returning home until 
late at night. For the former, the "Case 

La Salle, Summer 1978 

Against College" is already validated. 
For the latter— and I confess that I've 
had it so much easier than you that I 
hesitate to speak for you— I think La 
Salle will have made a difference. 

And for our parents, and spouses, I 
feel this day is your day too — you sit 
behind us today, you stood behind us 
when no one else would; you supported 
us with more than the bills. And those 
teachers, and staff friends who have 
touched our lives and given us a sense 
of community here will not be forgotten. 

It is a daily struggle of personal ex- 
cellence and public concern, therefore, 
that we must commit ourselves. We will 
be the managers faced with hedging a 
little on taxes because "that's business," 
the teachers faced with getting by with 
little work because "the kids can't tell the 
difference," the physicians faced with 
overcharging on Medicare because "it's 
only government money." 

For it is in the small matters, the 
moments of seeming insignificance, that 
our characters shape themselves. That 
great events produce great people giv- 
en to great action is a fallacy. We grow 
silently and imperceptibly every day, 

and it is only that the crises, our own 
Saturday Night Massacres, reveal to the 
world what we have become. Like 
Thomas Moore, as Archbishop Borders 
implied in his homily this morning; we 
must be men and women for all sea- 
sons. As T.H. Huxley put it: "The great 
end of life and education is the ability to 
make yourself do the thing you must do, 
when you must do it, whether you like it 
or not. It is the first lesson we ought to 
learn, but it is invariably the last." 

It will be interesting to see whether by 
1988, when we gather for that ten-year 
reunion, if the goals of senior year, the 
goals of freshman year, have been met, 
ignored or changed— the lessons that 
have been learned. Now, perhaps our 
commencement view can approximate 
the outlook of Winston Churchill, who in 
one of the world's greatest crises, when 
asked what the success of the first Allied 
victory in World War II in Egypt meant to 
the British morale and the future course 
of the war, declared: "It is not the end. It 
is not even the beginning of the end. But 
it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." 

What are you doing after graduation? 


Rlimni fleuv 



Dominic Montero, an honorable mention Lit- 
tle All American at La Salle and later a highly 
successful high school and college football 
coach, was inducted into the Delaware Sports 
Hall of Fame on May 18, in Wilmington, Del. 


Rev. Glendon E. Robertson, executive editor 
of the Catholic Star Herald, in Camden, has 
been appointed to the Betty Bacharach Re- 
habilitation Hospital (N.J.) board of gov- 


Robert A. Berens 

Robert A. Berens was elected an assistant 
mortgage officer at Beneficial Savings Bank. 


Joseph F. Armstrong has been appointed 
chairperson of the Business Administration 
Department at Goldey Beacom College, Wilm- 
ington, Del. Daniel J. Ragone was elected to 
the Board of Trustees of John F. Kennedy 
Memorial Hospital, Stratford, N.J. 


Charles J. Sansone has been promoted to 
executive vice president of the Union Trust 
Company, Wildwood, N.J. 


Francis X. Nolan, Esq., has been promoted to 
the rank of Captain (JAGC) in the United 
States Naval Reserve. 


John M. Gola 

C ns 

Herbert L. Craton, director of sales for RCA 
distributor and special products division, re- 
cently received RCA's "Salesman of the Year" 
award. John M. Gola has opened his own real 
estate business in Bala Cynwyd, Pa. James A. 

Kean was named field vice president of the 
metropolitan New York general agency 
division of the John Hancock Mutual Life 
Insurance Company. Herbert R. Keilman, 
district manager of RCA distributor and spe- 
cial products division's Nashville, Tn., sales 
office, was honored recently as the division's 
outstanding salesman in 1978. Frank J. 
McVeigh, Ph.D., an associate professor of 
sociology at Muhlenberg College, recently 
had a textbook titled Modern Social Problems 
published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston. 


Henry Stonelake has been promoted to the 
rank of Commander in the United States Navy 
and is currently serving as director of force 
status at the headquarters of the Chief of 
Naval Reserve, New Orleans, La. 


MARRIAGE: Martin H. Williams to Luz del 
Carmen Pedroza. 

BIRTH: To Terence K. Heaney, Esq., and his 
wife, Madge, a daughter, Katheryn. 



John S. Tagye 

Air Force Reserve Capt. Dennis L. 
Angelisanti recently participated in "Solid 
Shield 78," a United States Atlantic Com- 
mand joint service exercise at Camp Lejeune, 
N.C., and Fort Stewart, Ga. Vincent A. 
Gallagher was awarded a grant by the United 
States Department of Labor Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration to study at 
New York University in their master of arts, 
occupational safety and health program. Wil- 
liam T. Kugler has joined the public account- 
ing firm of Stanley I. Simkins and Company, 
North Wales, Pa., as a partner. James G. 
Leyden has been named sales manager of 
the fybroc division of Met-Pro Corporation, 
Hatfield, Pa. John J. McNally was admitted to 
partnership with Price Waterhouse & Com- 
pany at its Los Angeles, Ca., office. John S. 
Tagye has been named general order man- 
ager for the Dallas, Texas, service center of 
Joseph T. Ryerson & Son, Inc. 


Norman E. Morrell has been named man- 
ager, Quality-Product Reliability, for the Budd 
Company at its Troy, Mich., headquarters 

William J. Brett, Jr., has been elected a vice 
president of the U.S. Group, a major operat- 
ing unit of the Crum and Forster insurance 
organization. He was also designated con- 
troller of United States Fire, Westchester Fire, 
and the North River insurance companies, 
which are a part of the U.S. Group. Robert B. 
Kelly received his master's degree in adminis- 
tration from the Pennsylvania State University. 
Edward J. Murray has been named project 
director of the Lehigh Valley apprenticeship 
program, a pilot project sponsored by the 
Bethlehem, Pa., Area Chamber of Commerce 
in cooperation with the United States Depart- 
ment of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and 
Training. Harry J. Taylor has been elected 
assistant vice president of Insurance Com- 
pany of North America, a subsidiary of INA 
Corporation. James L. Vitale has been 
named to the newly established position of 
director of materials management at 
Lankenau Hospital. 


W. Peter Ragan, a partner in the Asbury 
Park, N.J., firm of Blankenhorn and Ragan, 
has been elected municipal leader of the 
Democratic party in Manasquan, N.J. 


James M. Thomas 

John Craig has been named head golf coach 
at Father Judge High School, Phila. James M. 
Thomas has joined Connecticut Mutual Life 
Insurance Company in Hartford, Conn., as 
general auditor and a company officer. 


John F. Earle has been named an assistant 
vice president at Fidelity Bank of Philadelphia. 
John T. Osmian has been appointed re- 
search director, computer systems and pro- 
gramming, by the Philadelphia Saving Fund 
Society (PSFS) Manfred Rose was re-elected 
treasurer by the Board of Directors of the 
Phoenix Steel Corporation. 


Alfred J. DiMatties has been named vice 
president and trust officer at Midlantic Na- 
tional Bank South, N.J. Joseph L. Mula has 
joined New Jersey Bank as assistant vice 
president and market research manager. Neil 
F. Nigro was promoted to senior cost analyst 


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Chatting with Dr Joseph Spnssler (centerl. the 
college's retired vice president for business af- 
fairs, are John P. Leonard, Jr. (left) and Michael 
Dougherty, who served as co-chairman of the 
1938 alumni reunion this spring on campus. 

Michael W. Young 

for the United States Postal Service, eastern 
region headquarters. Michael W. Young has 
been appointed plant manager of Standard 
Pressed Steel Company's facility in Anasco, 
Puerto Rico. 


Joseph P. McKeough has joined Union Com- 
merce Bank, in Cleveland, Ohio, as a trust 

MARRIAGES: Harry A. Gabrielli to Amy A 
Cochios. Michael Nolan to Elizabeth Sutera. 


Robert Giballa has been promoted to district 
manager of 7-Eleven Food Stores in the Phila- 
delphia district. 

BIRTHS: To William Cunnane and his wife, 
Catherine Bilotti Cunnane, 74, a son, Daniel 
William. To James Crawford and his wife, 
Kathy, a son, Kevin. 


Bernard R. Lis 

Bernard R. Lis was promoted to senior ac- 
countant at Price Waterhouse & Company. 
George Sciamanna has joined the staff of 
Friendly National Bank, N.J., as an assistant 
vice president and installment loan officer. 


Linda S. Bednarz received her J.D. degree 
from the Dickinson School of Law. Edward J. 
Charlton graduated cum laude from Villanova 
School of Law and will be practicing with the 
law firm of Rawle & Henderson in Philadel- 
phia. Robert B. Palardy was promoted to 

senior accountant at Price Waterhouse & 

Community College of Philadelphia's 
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. 
MARRIAGES: Maria Gioquindo to Joseph 
Bottalico, 76 Edward B. Hoffman, III, to 
Virginia A. Testa. Raymond J. Wallrath to 
Kim K. Schneider. 


Robert B. Palardy 


Alan B. Saposnick 

Allan B. Saposnick was the recipient of the 


Tom Filer 

Tom Filer, a righthanded pitcher, has been 
signed by the New York Yankees to play for its 
Oneonta team in the New York-Pennsylvania 



Michael C. Rainone was elected secretary of 
the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, 
and has also been named to the Tricentennial 
Commission 1982, "Philadelphia Council for 
Progress," and the Cardinal's Commission of 
The Laity. 

Karl J. Kurz, Jr., was appointed staff vice 
president, International Marketing, at RCA. 



Charles P. Dugan has been promoted to tax 
counsel in the tax counsel department of 
Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Bethlehem, Pa. 


Dr Charles H. Peoples, Jr., was appointed 
director of the Potomac Job Corps Center, 
Washington, DC. 

Robert J. Courtney 

Robert J. Courtney, Ph.D., professor of politi- 
cal science at La Salle, has been named one 
of the college's two recipients of a Lindback 
Foundation Award for distinguished teaching 
in 1977-78. 


Joseph H. Rodriguez, president of the New 
Jersey State Bar Association, was the keynote 
speaker at the tenth annual banquet for the 
Rutgers-Camden Law Journal staff members 


Russell E. Fitzgerald, president of Continen- 

La Salle, Summer 1978 


Joseph M Gmdhart. Esq.. '58, immediate past 
president of the Alumni Association, receives 
plaque commemorating his two years of service 
from current president Richard H. Becker. '50 

Leaders of the classes of 1958 and 1963 reunions were (from left): Eugene Kelly. John 
B. Kelly. James J. McDonald. Robert Morro, James Walsh. Joseph M. Gindhart, Esq., 
Kenneth G. Hager. Joseph Donato, and James J. Kenyon. 

The class of 1948 reunion was organized by (from left): John L. McCloskey, the 
college's vice president for public affairs: Paul Mcllvaine. M.D.. Thomas B. Harper. III. 
Esq., James Barry, and Charles Dunne 

tal Bank, was elected to the Board of Trustees 
of Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital 
of Philadelphia. Thomas J. Kelly has been 
elected president of Penco Products, Inc., a 
subsidiary of Alan Wood Steel Company. 
John J. Lombard, Esq.. was recently elected 
to the House of Delegates, the policy-making 
body of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. 



Donald W. Goodwin has been appointed fed- 
eral and eastern field sales manager for RCA 
Mobile Communications Systems, Arlington, 
Va. Meade Palmer has been named to the 
New York Yankee baseball team's scouting 
staff Stephen G. Vasso, M.D., was elected 
president of the Board of Trustees of the 
Community Blood Bank of Southern New Jer- 


Dr. John W. Kreider was promoted to pro- 
fessor, pathology and microbiology, at the 
Pennsylvania State University College of Med- 
icine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. 


Paul Scheiter, F.S.C., has been appointed 
academic coordinator of La Salle College's 
Computer Center. Joseph N. Vallely has 
been named vice president of public relations 
for Northwest Alaskan Pipeline Company. 

James J. Canavan has been appointed direc- 
tor of sales and marketing for Insurance Com- 
pany of North America's (INA) central region 
headquartered in Kalamazoo, Mich. Edward 
H. Dever was appointed circulation director 
of the Courier-Post, Camden, N.J. 


Robert J. Barr received his juris doctor 
degree from the Dickinson School of Law. C. 
Skardon Bliss has been appointed director of 
the Upper School of Moravian Academy, in 
Bethlehem, Pa., for 1978-79. Michael E. 
Wallace was elected a Judge in the Philadel- 
phia Court of Common Pleas. 

Michael E. Wallace 


Richard L. Bokan has been appointed a vice 
president and chief operating officer of Kelly 
Ford Sales, Inc.. Allentown. Pa. Peter A. Per- 
oni, II, received his Ed.D. degree from 
Rutgers University. 


Kevin W. Bless has been appointed assistant 
vice president of New Jersey National Bank's 
trust division, Trenton, N.J. Edward V. 
Elenausky was appointed Summit, N.J.'s li- 
brary director. Robert J. Hannigan has joined 
The Kissell Company, Jenkintown, Pa., as an 
assistant vice president in the income loan 
department Royden M. Maloumian is serv- 
ing as chairman of the Chestnut Hill Business 
Committee of Chestnut Hill Academy's For- 
ward Thrust Campaign. Charles A. Schmidt 
was appointed manager, integrated radio 
room programs for the Government Com- 
munications Systems business unit of RCA's 
Government Systems Division. 
BIRTH: to Raymond Leary and his wife, Mar- 
ybeth, a son. Marcus. 


Phillip R. Fierro has been promoted to man- 
ager, personnel audit, in the corporate per- 
sonnel department of Aetna Life and Casual- 
ty, Hartford, Conn. Edward J. Springer has 
been named first director fo the newly created 
Office of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of 
Baltimore Alan M. Tomaszewski has been 
named chairman of the Ancient and Modern 
Languages department at Valley Forge Mili- 
tary Academy, Wayne. Pa. 


Honored by the Alumni Law Society after assuming new judicial positions were the 
honorable (from left): Thomas A. White. '50; Michael E. Wallace, '63; Edward F. 
Menniti. '43; John J. Pettit, Jr., '56; F. Ross Crumlish, '52; Richard A. Powers, III. '51. 


Dr. Vincent Butera has opened an office in 
York, Pa., for the practice of orthopedic and 
hand surgery. James P. Cain, M.D., recently 
passed the family practice board and has a 
practice in Pottstown, Pa. 
BIRTH: To James P. Cain and his wife, Patri- 
cia, a daughter, Bridgett. 


Norman A. Jason, Jr., a professional repre- 
sentative of Pfizer Laboratories Division, 
Pfizer, Inc., recently completed a sophisti- 
cated medical information program at the 
company's New York Training Center. Donald 
E. Johnson, Esq., was appointed as chief of 
the Delaware Country district attorney's spe- 
cial prosecution unit. Michael C. Koch was 
awarded the Wallace Stegner Fellowship to 
study fiction at Stanford for 1978-79. Dr. 
James R. Wall has been granted privileges by 
the board of directors of the Muhlenberg 
Medical Center, Bethlehem, Pa. James H. 
Zavecz has joined ICI Americas. Inc., as a 
research pharmacologist in the biomedical 
research department. Wilmington, Del. 


Daniel W. Coley has been elected assistant 
vice president of Heritage Bank, N.J. J. 
Michael Cunnane has been appointed vice 
president of loan origination for the Trevose 
Federal Saving and Loan Association, South- 
ampton, Pa. Raymond Jones, former assis- 
tant coach at Duke University, has joined the 
basketball staff at Furman as an assistant 
coach. Joseph D. Murphy received his Ed.M. 
degree from Rutgers University. William M. 
Warfel was recently appointed assistant gen- 
eral director/director of nursing service at 
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Northern 
Division, Philadelphia. 


Joseph J. Strub 

Joseph J. Strub was promoted to man- 
agement advisory services manager at Price 
Waterhouse & Company. Dr. Richard G. 
Tucker received the Pennsylvania Os- 

The silver anniversary class of 1953 held its reunion with the following playing key 
roles (from left): John French. John Zaccana, Edward Groody. Gerald Gawronski. 
and Julius Fioravanti, Esq 



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Alumni Association president Richard H Becker, '50 (at podium) introduces 
members of college's 1957 Dad Vail championship crew who were inducted into 
the Alumni Hall of Athletes on April 15 They are (from left): James W. Wagner. 
Vincent Szymkowski. Robert Morro. Francis F. McCloskey. John E Maketa. M.D., 
Thomas W. Loschiavo. John R. Galloway, Esq., John J. Denver, and Romeo Boyd. 


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Charlie O'Connor speaks at ceremonies induct- 
ing his late wife, Mary, the college's first women's 
athletic coordinator, into the Alumni Hall of Ath- 
letes. Alumni Director James J. McDonald, '58. 
was toastmaster for the occasion. 

teopathic Medical Association award for a 
scientific paper at the Eastern Regional Os- 
teopathic Convention at Kiamesha Lake, N.Y. 


Thomas C. Gallagher 

Thomas C. Gallagher was graduated from 
Delaware Law School in January, and is pres- 
ently serving as clerk for Judge Michael E. 
Wallace, 63. Jack Jones of KYW-TV has 
opened a clothing store, "The South Street 
Dungaree Store," in Philadelphia. 


Michael E. Preston 

Frederick J. Dunkerley, a personnel man- 
ager of the distribution services department of 
Acme Markets, Inc., received his MBA degree 
from Widener College. Rev. William J. 
Gerhart was appointed Rector of St. James 
Church in Edison, N.J. Thomas J. Marsh 
received his master's degree in counseling 
and guidance from California Polytech Uni- 
versity and has been promoted to juvenile 
traffic court referee in the County of Santa 
Barbara, Ca. Capt. Michael E. Preston is a 
member of the fighter squadron which recent- 
ly won the United States Air Forces in Europe 
(USAFE)Commander in Chief Trophy. 
BIRTH: To Albert Rieger and his wife, Nancy, 
a son, Kurt Albert. 


Marilyn Butcher Beckwith has been awarded 
a master's degree in social work from the 
State University of New York at Albany and 
was appointed director of social services at 
Alice Pack Day Hospital, Lebanon, N.H. Ed- 
ward F. Curran has been appointed a clinical 
social worker at Wiley House, Bethlehem, Pa. 
Leon E. Gosciniak received his DO. degree 
form Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 

Medicine. Francis H. Kruszewski received 
his M.D. degree from Rutgers University. 
Martin A. Malz received his O.D. degree from 
the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and 
recently opened an office for the practice of 
general optometry in Philadelphia. Jacob C. 
Marini received his M.A. degree from Rutgers 
University. Eugene D. McGurk received his 
law degree summa cum laude from the Dela- 
ware Law School of Widener College. Joseph 
M. Pascuzzo, D.O., recently began his three 
year residency in Internal Medicine at Allen- 
town and Sacred Heart Hospital Center, Allen- 
town, Pa. Christopher H. Pickering has been 
elected a banking officer in First Pennsylvania 
Bank's branch department. John J. Santoro 
received his D.O. degree from Philadelphia 
College of Osteopathic Medicine. James J. 
Tobin is currently the Philadelphia area repre- 
sentative and field editor for the college 
division of Prentice-Hall, Inc. 
MARRIAGE: Robert S. McGinty to Mary Re- 



Vincent J. Catanese received his doctor of 
medicine degree from the Pennsylvania State 
University College of Medicine at The Milton 
S. Hershey Medical Center. Thomas M. 
Croke received his J.D. degree from Western 
New England College. Carlo J. DiMarco re- 
ceived his D.O. degree from Philadelphia Col- 
lege of Osteopathic Medicine. Dennis J. 
Donohoe received a doctor of medicine 
degree from the Pennsylvania State University 
College of Medicine at The Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center. Eugene V. Flynn received 
his J.D. degree from the University of Califor- 
nia, Hastings College of Law. Robert Grant 
received his D.O. degree from the College of 
Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des 
Moines, Iowa. Joseph A. Jelen. Jr., received 
a doctor of medicine degree from 
Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of 
Philadelphia. James P. Kennedy was pro- 
moted to property tax analyst at Penn Central 
Transportation Co., Phila. Joseph V. Klag 
received his D.O. degree from Philadelphia 
College of Osteopathic Medicine. Joseph C. 
Kraynak and Maryann Gushue Kraynak re- 
ceived doctor of medicine degrees from the 
Pennsylvania State University College of Med- 
icine at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. 
Michael J. Rosner received a doctor of medi- 
cine degree from Hahnemann Medical Col- 
lege and Hospital of Philadelphia. 
MARRIAGES: Lynne P. Lario to Glenn G. 
Miller. Richard Scaran to Helen Fitzgerald, 

BIRTHS: TO Catherine Bilotti Cunnane and 
her husband, William Cunnane, 73, a son, 
Daniel William. To Mark Gregory and his wife, 
Margaret, a daughter, Megan Christine. 

Lawrence T. Bowman received his J.D. 
degree from the Dickinson School of Law. 
William Clearfield received his D.O. degree 
from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and 
Surgery, Des Moines, Iowa. Mary Ellen Ivers 
received her M.L.S. degree from Rutgers Uni- 
versity. Thomas J. McGowan received his 
M.S.W. degree from Rutgers University. 
Thomas F. Meister received his J.D. degree 
from the Dickinson School of Law. 


Marian C. McNamara received a master's 
degree in counselor education from the Penn- 
sylvania State University and is now a certified 
elementary and middle school guidance 
counselor in the state of Pennsylvania. 
Former La Salle guard Charlie Wise was 
awarded the Mike Moser Memorial Award as 
the outstanding college basketball player in 

MARRIAGES: Joseph Bottalico to Maria Gio- 
quindo, 76. Helen Fitzgerald to Richard 
Scaran, 74. Ronald C. Gilg to Mary C. 
Zahniser, 78. 


Joseph Bille has been awarded a Fulbright- 
Hays Grant to study German Dramaturgy at 
the Free University of Berlin. Virginia G. Eglof 
has been elected an administrative officer of 
First Pennsylvania Bank's consumer group 
personnel and bank security division. Michael 
Kida has been awarded a Fulbright-Hays 
Grant to study German Philology at the Uni- 
versity of Marburg. 

MARRIAGE: Mary C. Zahniser to Ronald C. 
Gilg, 76 


Joseph G. Buchert, M.D. 


Richard I. Molyneaux 


Joseph F. Binns 


Lt. Col. Edward F. Kelly, Jr. 


William Bernard Baugh 


John F. Madden 


La Salle, Summer 1978 

La Salle Magazine 
La Salle College 
Philadelphia, Penna. 19141 

Second class postage paid at Philadelphia, Penna. 

Hank DeVincent Field Dedicated 


The Annual Report 

Robert S Lyons. Jr.. '61. 
James J. McDonald. '58. 

Alumni News 


Richard H Becker. '50. President 

Terence Heaney. Esq . '63, Executive Vice President 

Catherine Callahan, 71, Vice President 

Francis Vlgglano. '76, Secretary 

John Gallagher. '62. Treasurer 

La Salle faces, page 17 

The Development report, page 21 

MBA Graduation, page 37 

Volume 22 

Fall, 1978 

Number 4 




Brother Patrick Ellis discusses the state of 
the college and takes a brief glimpse into the 


Fiscal 1977-78 was a year of financial stabil- 
ity and success for the college, according to 
the annual report prepared by David C. 
Fleming, '67, vice president for business 


A myriad of emotions are reflected on the 
faces of La Salle people as captured in this 
photo essay by Mark Jacobson and Lewis 


A look at the college's 1977-78 develop- 
ment program, the most successful in recent 


The college's first MBA commencement 
highlights recent campus happenings. 


A chronicle of some significant events in the 
lives of the college's alumni. 

CREDITS— Front cover by Frank Dehel, '78; back 
cover, Lewis Tanner, page 35, Dr. Henry A. Bart; all 
others by Tanner. 

La Salle Magazine is published quarterly by La Salle College. Philadelphia, Penna 
19 141 , for Ihe alumni, students, faculty and friends of the college Editorial and business 
offices located at the New Bureau, La Salle College. Philadelphia, Penna 19141 
Second class postage paid at Philadelphia, Penna Changes of address should be sent 
at least 30 days prior to publication of the issue with which it is to take effect, to the 
Alumni Office. La Salle College. Philadelphia. Penna 19141 Member of the Council 
for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) 


By Brother President Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D. 

/As La Salle moves into the academic and fiscal year 
1 978-79, it is hard to realize that we share the predicament 
of all American higher education, the imminent threat of 
hard times. All those responsible for the well-being of the 
College are putting their heads together in what occasion- 
ally seems like a pooling of ignorance, since no one really 
knows our specific future as an institution. Graphs and 
statistics are at hand in abundance with a gloomy message 
for the eighties, but there are signs that their applicability to 
Colleges like ours may not be certain in every way. We are 
in an urban area (suddenly a plus, it seems), and one 
which may be verging on a major renaissance. Pennsylva- 
nia has room to catch up to the national average in 
percentage of 18-year-olds continuing, and in the number 
of professions requiring continuing credits. Pennsylvania 
sends slightly more students out to college than it brings in. 
And several vital groups in our total clientele may have 
maintained a higher birth rate for a longer time than did the 
nation at large. 

Just another academic game for a long afternoon? Not 
quite. From a managerial and marketing point of view, your 
college should build; and that thought — with its forty-year 
consequences — brings us promptly to earth. 
• Item: Eight hundred students now live in structures 
whose optimum occupancy would be just over 700. 
Several dozen triple rooms have been created rather than 
turn students away. Several dozen commuters who sought 
to live on campus have been placed on "hold," perhaps 
forever. Two stone duplexes on Wister Street have been 
brought up to housing code at considerable expense, 
causing still another move for student activities that had 
once been in Leonard Hall. The trend toward on-campus 
living seems well-established nationally. We are acting in 
several ways short of commitment of capital: applications 

La Salle, Fall 1978 

OPTIMISM— continued 

Plans for the "Campus Boulevard Corridor Project" are 
moving along and will be announced in the near future. 

to government, negotiations with realtors, etc. At today's 
prices, it costs about $10,000 per-student-space to build 
new dorms, and about half that to refit existing structures. 
We do not intend to act rashly. But not to act at all may be 
equally rash, in that we could find ourselves turning away 
students when we need them the most. 

• Item: The College Union Building has long been over- 
crowded at peak times, and is now cheek by jowl. Readers 
who enjoy a combination of Hyde Park, lower Wall Street, 
south Ninth Street, and the bazaar in Algiers will want to 
drop in any day at about 12:55 p.m. The students need 
more dining space, more activities and meeting rooms, 
more rehearsal and construction space, and a roomier 
campus store. We have long been justly proud of our 
round-the-clock space utilization; but today's commuters 
(still the vast majority) and tomorrow's lifelong learners 
can't be here around the clock. They're off to work, or 
coming from work. As a consequence, we do have 
uneconomic "down time" in some buildings, which even 
the ingenuity of our staff can't fully offset. 

• Item: The David Leo Lawrence Library functions in two 
locations, the one built in 1951, and the annex in the 
handsomely converted Wister gym. Speaking in ideal 
terms, these operations should be unified. Further, audio- 
visual resources and closed circuit television should be in 
the same learning center with the printed resources, as 
these concepts are developing on campuses today. A 
library-learning center should also have a lecture hall, for 
orientation of students in the use of its materials. Still 
further, we are receiving significant gifts these days of 

College's Enrollment Jumps 

La Salle's total enrollment for the 1978 fall 
semester jumped to 7,025 men and women, 
thanks to a 16 per cent increase in the freshmen 
class, believed to be the largest in history, and a 
30 per cent increase in the MBA program. 

Some 1,201 freshmen registered in September 
compared to last year's total of 1,038. Enrollment 
in the MBA program, now in its third year, leaped 
from 541 last year to 707 this semester. The Day 
School went up nine per cent from 3,303 to 3,608 

Overall, La Salle's enrollment increased a little 
over 6 per cent from 6,609 to 7,025. Included are 
2,405 men and women in the Evening Division, 
255 students taking courses in the Weekend 
College, and 50 Graduate Religion candidates. 

special collections: good editions of books, theatrical and 
film memorabilia, personal papers, archival items, and the 
like. These need to be catalogued and made accessible to 

There's not a frill in any of these items. They represent 
real needs, whether enrollment rises or declines. We are 
as fully aware as our readers must be, that a decline is 
probable in a few years, though we are taking positive 
measures to prevent it if we can. Six full time professional 
staff will be in admissions work this year, the most ever. 
(We know of smaller colleges with as many as nine). The 
excellent work of alumni and of those conducting the 
Spring Sundays and the November Open House, the 
participation of faculty in various forms of high school 
relations, and the careful planning of advertising, have all 
helped and will continue to be fostered. We further believe 
that retention of students is helped by the summer Pre- 
College Counseling Program, by intensified academic 
advisement, and by the excellent record of the Placement 
Office in putting seniors and recruiters together. 

Thanks to the enrollment figures for 1978-79, (see box 
below ) we have time to think and plan. We pledge to 
use that time and not merely enjoy it like persons dancing 
in a beach house at Malibu on a very, very cloudy day. So 
many groups are constantly engaged in a planning func- 
tion that a full account would be anesthetizing. Thus, some 
examples may suffice. 

Several committees of the Board of Trustees have 
planning functions. Those of finance are perhaps obvious, 
but they include the management of the endowment, and 
short-term projections. (Like many of our readers, we live 
in three years at any one time: the one we are reporting on, 
'77-78; the one whose budget we are administering, '78- 
'79; and the one whose salaries, tuition, grant proposals, 
and government relations are upon us, 79-'80.) Others on 
the Board help with development, academic matters — 
especially curriculum for tomorrow's students, and the 
question of tenure— and student affairs— especially the 
practical implications of our growing resident population. 

Several committees of the Council of President's As- 
sociates will have specific charges for this year along 
similar lines. These will include the Campus Boulevard 
Corridor Project (see farther along), the growth of the 
Communiversity program out of our Urban Center, the 
place of private higher education in the new state adminis- 
tration as of 1/20/79, the accommodation of special 
collections as mentioned above, the growth and special- 
ization of the MBA program, and the evaluation of our 

Both the Board and Council give time, energy and 
competence for which we could never pay. On campus, 
as well, faculty and students have a planning role which is 
added to their full time professional commitment, and very 
cheerfully undertaken. The Faculty Senate has, for some 

time now, directed its attention to an equitable retrench- 
ment policy (just in case), and to compensation planning, 
in both instances, through subcommittees. The curriculum 
and academic aftairs committees evaluate courses and 
whole programs which move up constantly from depart- 
ments and areas in an effort to meet emerging needs and 
even foresee them. A related development is the emer- 
gence, from faculty, of plans for master's programs, 
always with an eye both to external needs and to the 
College's hitherto untapped faculty strengths. 

At last, there is a full-time planner. He is Mr. Bill Miller, 
an executive in the Department of Housing and Urban 
Development (HUD) who is assigned to La Salle through 
the Intergovernmental Personnel Act for, we hope, two 
years. Bill's initial chief concerns are with the provision of 
student housing, and with the Campus Boulevard Corridor 
Project. About the latter, this much can be said in earnest 
of a far more complete presentation very soon: 

First of all, a brief background. 

For over a decade, La Salle has established itself as a 
sincerely interested corporate citizen of the GLOW area — 
Germantown, Logan, Olney, West Oak Lane. The primary 
vehicle for our relationship is and has been the urban 
center, more recently evolving into leadership participation 
in the Greater Germantown Alliance and the Com- 
muniversity. The GGA is a coalition of self-help groups 

La Salle, Fall 1978 

OPTIMISM— continued 

Thanks to highly responsible alertness on the part of 
many key people, the anticipated deficit didn't happen. 

with whom our staff works along, and the Communiversity 
is— at any given time— a set of non-credit course offerings 
in subjects of interest to residents of the area and of senior- 
citizen high rises at several locations. The content of these 
courses is normally fully collegiate, though they are shorter 
than standard ones and do not involve so much extra- 
class reading and research as do credit courses. Often, 
the Communiversity is the bridge to degree work, through 
such programs as our Continuing Education for Women 

The latest outcome of our group awareness has taken 
the form of the "Campus Boulevard Corridor Project." This 
working title encompasses a multi-faceted set of proposals 
for cooperative action on the part of eight contiguous 
educational and health-care institutions on the mile of 
Chew/Olney Avenue from Church Lane to Eleventh Street 
(in order:) Manna Bible College, Germantown Hospital, La 
Salle, Central, Widener School, Girls' High, Einstein Medi- 
cal Center and its companion institutions, and Gratz 
College. Aspects that are in motion include improved care 
of grounds, surveying and rehabilitation of housing, im- 
provement of shops, augmenting of the various existing 
forms of inter-institutional cooperation, upgrading of trans- 
port and safety factors, and a unified approach to the 
several levels of government. This subject merits a detailed 
visual presentation, and will receive it as soon as possible 
in these pages. 

As you move into the pages of quantified reports, all at 
La Salle thank you that we can publish it all in one color of 
ink. You will note that— thanks to highly responsible alert- 
ness on the part of many key people— the anticipated 
deficit for 77-78 didn't happen, and a reasonable transfer 
into endowment (to offset inflationary erosion) became 
feasible. It was our best-ever year from foundations and 
from government (except for a capital gift in the late 60's), 
and all other categories of giving improved commendably. 

Certain individual attainments, though not "statistically 
significant," give a tone to a whole year, and are certainly 
part of the state of the College. Bill Burns was our first 
Marshall Fellow, one of thirty awarded nationally, and is off 
to Oxford. Pete DiBattiste, president of student govern- 
ment, gained our first acceptance to Harvard Medical 


School, and John Rodden did us proud as one of the two 
Americans sent to debate all over England during last 
winter, returning to win the nationals back here. The 
number of judges among our alumni reached twelve, and 
the rise of their fellow La Sallians to positions of eminence 
in virtually every professional field continues at an en- 
couraging pace. 

Back on campus, we had a .531 year in athletics, 
making an especially exciting contribution to the Big Five 
revival, and seeing substantial progress in women's sports. 
We shall add the men's sport of wrestling this coming year, 
starting at sub-varsity and moving into full competition 
when ready. 

Culturally, it was a good year for theater, winter and 
summer. The Art Gallery built up the Susan Dunleavy 
Memorial Bible Collection and has it on exhibit for the fall 
season. Musically, we have become the home of the All- 
Philadelphia Boys' Choir and Men's Chorale, and of the 
Pennsylvania Opera Theater. 

For many of us, the challenge in all this activity is to 
maintain that deep well of peaceful reflection about our 
reasons for being, without which we would indeed be the 
industrial and marketing corporation we are so often urged 
to imitate. The reasons for fostering La Salle College are, 
of course, eternal. It is not a very long leap, really, from 
expanding parking space to the care for persons, from 
building a data base to contemplating being, from caring 
about blighted houses to praising God. 

To attain these ends, we call upon the dedication and 
competence of an extraordinary collection of men and 
women, each of whom exercises a vital and often challeng- 
ing responsibility. It is not mindless optimism but well- 
grounded awareness of our resources that gives one 
confidence in the State of the College. ■ 

Brother Patrick Ellis has been president of the college 
since January, 1977. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The 
Catholic University, he earned a Ph. D. in English from the 
University of Pennsylvania. Formerly the college's de- 
velopment director, he holds the academic rank of pro- 
fessor of English. 


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La Salle, Fsril 1978" 

To the President and Trustees of La Salle College 

We are pleased to submit the annual Financial Report of La Salle College. It is indeed a 
pleasant duty to be able to report that fiscal 1977-78 was a year of financial stability and 
success for the College. While it did begin with some concerns as to projected outcome, 
increased enrollment, the success of new programs, the support of faculty and staff in 
controlling costs and increasing income, and increased external support through gifts and 
grants, all have combined to produce a year of sound fiscal results. 


Total current revenues $16,422,482.72 

Total current operating expenses 15.131,520.36 

Excess of current revenues over current operating expenses 1,290,962.36 

Total capital outlays Buildings, equipment, retirement of 

indebtedness, endowment principal, and agency funds 1,276,214.77 

Excess of current revenues over current expenses and 

capital outlays $ 14,747.59 

This report includes the opinion of Shoriak & Kiely 
Company, Certified Public Accountants, and it statistically 
and graphically illustrates some of the more important areas 
of financial activity, and the continuing development and 
growth of the College. 

The accounts of the College are maintained and its 
reports are presented in accordance with the standards 
recommended by the National Association of College and 
University Business Officers. The accounts and financial 
statements clearly segregate the assets and the liabilities of 
each of the major fund groupings as reflected in the 
Comparative Statement of Financial Conditions (Balance 
Sheet)— Form 1. Some of the financial highlights of the 
year are: 

□ The College s equity in all funds has increased by over 
one million three hundred thousand dollars. 

□ The excess of current income over current operating ex- 
penditures was $1,290,962.36. After capital outlays of 
$1,276,214.77, current operations resulted in an in- 
crease in current fund balance of $14,747.59. 

□ Student loan funds, including the application of 
$206,184.00 advanced by the United States Government 
and an additional advance of $10,000.00 to the Gulf 
Loan Program, increased by $195,811.68 to a year end 
total of $5,215,231.79. During the fiscal year National 
Direct Student Loans totaling $660,095 were made to 
880 students and $19,984 in Gulf Loan Program funds 
were loaned to 27 students. 

□ The 1977-78 gifts and grants totaled $1,271,424.79. 
An increase of $88,434 over the previous year. 

□ Earnings on investments increased $47,922 over the 
previous year for a total of $464,248 for fiscal 1977-78. 

□ Unrestricted endowments crossed the $5 million dollar 
mark during the year by increasing in the amount of 
$229,780 to a year end total of $5,082,1 17. 

□ Earnings on retirement of indebtedness funds amounted 
to $53,051.19. The year end balance of retirement of 
indebtedness funds was $1 ,051 ,778.88. 

□ The annual debt service applicable to bond and mortgage 
obligations, including principal ($42,976.60) and interest 
($650,024.60), off-set by a U.S. Government interest 
subsidy of $1 15,025, amounted to $977,976.20. 

□ Increased cash flows allowed us to reduce borrowing for 
working capital purposes during the months of May and 
June by $275,000.00 from last years levels to a total at 
June 30, 1978 of $1,025,000.00. Total borrowing for 
the summer 1978 was held to $1,425,000.00 a reduction 
of $175,000.00 from the 1977 level. 

□ Capital improvements, including apparatus, furniture, 
and library books, amounted to $385,329.95. 

□ The following summary of fund balances reflects the 
continuing growth of the College's equity: 


(expressed in thousands) 

6/30/78 6/30/77 Change 




Current funds 



+ 15 

Student loan funds 



+ 196 

Endowment and similar funds 



+ 232 

Retirement of indebtedness funds 



+ 53 

Net investment in plant 



+ 828 

Agency Funds 



+ 38 






Total educational and general revenue was 10.0% greater 
than 1976-77 from $1 1,791,672 in 1976-77 to $12,968,398 
in 1977-78. An increase of $1,176,726. It is a pleasure to 
report that with the exception of the Weekend Program, all 
instructional areas of the College realized increases in 

□ Full-time day tuition was increased 6.1% from $2,400 
in 1976-77 to $2,550 in 1977-78. After the mandatory 
allocation of $81,375 to College Union revenue, day 
tuition and fee income for 1977-78 was $10,872,408.90. 
An increase of 9.8% or $973,634. 

□ Part-time evening and summer tuition was increased 
5.6% from $54 to $57 per credit hour. Again, after the 
mandatory allocation to College Union revenue, Evening 
Programs income increased $60,975.74 to a total of 
$1,438,195.34 and Summer Programs increased 
$7,733.40 to $670,422.00. 

D Notable was the 116.6% increase in income from the 
Masters of Business Administration Program of 
$289,659.00 for a total of $538,160.00. 

□ The newly instituted auxiliary campus programs gen- 
erated income of $58,584.00 during the year. 

□ Gifts and grants, which included the gifts of the Brothers 
of the Christian Schools in the amount of $210,808.36, 
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Institution Assis- 
tance Grant of $460,530.00, the United States Govern- 
ment Annual Interest Subsidy Grant of $115,025, 
totaled $1,271,424.79, an increase of $88,434.01 over 

□ Income from Athletic Programs increased by $55,228.41 
for a total of $108,860.66. 

The following summary reflects pattern changes in 
educational and general revenues: 


(Expressed in thousands) 

6/30/78 6/30/77 Change 

Tuition and Fees 
Gifts and Grants 
Activities related to 

instructional departments 
Earnings on investments 
Other administrative and general 







+ 973 



+ 88 



+ 36 



+ 48 



+ 31 





The educational and general plus student aid expendi- 
tures of the College totaled $11,955,178.69 for 1977-78 
which represented an increase of approximately $844,00 

over 1976-77. While much of this increase in operating ex- 
penditures can be attributable to the cost of maintaining 
existing programs in the face of inflation, it also has origin 
in the cost of implementing new programs which are of 
course also developing new sources of income. 

□ Faculty and staff received salary increases of approxi- 
mately 5%. In addition to salary increments, the College 
paid out an additional 18% ($138,136.14) for staff 
benefit programs. 

□ Supply and expense costs increased $439,539.30 over 
the previous year. The tables that follow statistically re- 
flect the various expenditure patterns of the institution. 


+ 0R- 
Actual 3 Budgets 3 Budgets 

(Expressed in thousands) 

Educational and General 


Arts and Science 

Business Administration 
Weekend Campus Program 
Auxiliary Campus Programs 
Instruction -Graduate Religion 
Instruction-M.B.A. Program 
Activities related to inst'l dept's. 
Other inst'l and educ. departments 

Total inst'l and educ. services 

Student services 

Student activities 


Total student services & activities 
Public Affairs and Development 

General institutional services 
General institutional expenses 
Staff benefits 

Total general institutional 

Operation and maintenance of 

Physical Plant 
General administration 

Total educational and general 
Student aid 

Total educational and general 
and Student Aid 

a. Actual and budgeted figures are after prorations to auxiliary 






+ 67 






- 28 



+ 12 



+ 2 



+ 3 



+ 30 



+ 65 






+ 19 



+ 96 



- 19 



+ 13 



+ 53 



+ 47 



+ 4 



- 16 



+ 19 



+ 15 



+ 18 



+ 14 



- 10 









+ 65 

La Salle, Fall 1978 

The increase in cost patterns is more clearly observed 
when we compare the expenditures by function for 1976- 
77 with the expenditures for 1977-78. 

The following table displays the increase in educational 
and general expenditures for 1977-78 over 1976-77 by the 
category of expenditure. 

1977-78 AND 1976-77 ACTUAL 

(Expressed in thousands) 

Educational and General 

Arts and Science 
Business Administration 


Week-End Program 

Auxiliary Campus Programs 


Instruction-Graduate Religion 

Instruction-M.B.A. Program 

Activities related to inst'l depts. 

Other inst'l & educ. departments 


Total inst'l & educ. services 

Student services 
Student activities 

Total student services and act. 

Public Affairs & Development 

General institutional services 
General institutional expenses 
Staff benefits 

Total general institutional 

Operation and maintenance of 
Physical Plant 

General administration 

Total educational and general 

Student aid 

Total educational and general 
and Student Aid 

1977-78 (a) 

1976-77 (a > 









+ 28 



+ 71 



+ 3 


", , 

- 16 



+ 59 



+ 2 


68 , , 

+ 9 


98 (c) 




+ 30 






+ 24 






+ 4 



+ 30 



+ 68 






+ 29 



+ 20 



- 18 









+ 85 



+ 20 






+ 17 





After adjustments for prorated charges to auxiliary enterprises. 
Start-up costs applicable to auxiliary campus program. 

1977-78 VS. 1976-77 BY CATEGORY 

(expressed in thousands) 


Salaries and wages 
Supply and expense 
Capital equipment 

Total Educational & General 
Student Aid 

Total Departmental 












+ 45 




+ 17 




The cost of staff benefit programs continue to race 
ahead of normal inflation. Some of the significant increases 
in staff benefit costs were increases of $5 1 ,725.20 for leave 
grants for a total of $93,621.20, and $34,877.11 in social 
security taxes for a total of $344,447.70, and $50,784.70 
in health insurance for a total of $143,456.30. 




' c ' New program started in 1976-77. 

(a) Before prorated charges to auxiliary enterprises. 

(b) Does not include College contribution to prior service retirement 
program and the interest earned thereon. 

The cost of energy which now approaches one-half 
million dollars continues to be a major concern and an area 
where we constantly seek economies. 



(gallons, kilowatt hours, and dollars) 
expressed in thousands) 

1977-78 1976-77 Change 




Fuel oil consumption 



- 21 




Cost of fuel oil 



- 4 




Electric consumption 







Cost of electricity 



+ 36 

Total dollars 





The residence hall again enjoyed an occupancy in excess 
of 100% of designed capacity. While the current revenues 
of $582,205.89 represented an increase of $51,983.38 over 
last year, operating expenditures increased during the same 
period by $57,295.54 to a total of $534,061.21. While this 
resulted in an excess of revenue over operating expenditures 
of $48,144.68, after principal on bonds and capital expen- 
ditures there resulted a deficit of $40,784.87. 

□ While total food service revenues did increase 9.7% for 
fiscal year 1977-78, the cost of food increased 11.6% 
during the same period. In addition to the cost of food, 
the cost of china, glassware, silver and other supplies in- 
creased 46%. However, through other economies it was 
possible to hold total operating expenditures to a 6.9% 
increase. Thus, while the food service operation is still 
not in the black, the deficit of last year of over $22 
thousand has been reduced to just over $13 thousand 
this year. It is hoped that additional management 
economies implemented during the latter part of the 
year will result in further improvements in the fiscal 
outcome for next year. 

□ Inventory problems, the need for extended hours and 
areas of operation, and the lack of available work study 
student assistance caused the Campus Store financial 
outcome to be a somewhat disappointing deficit of 

□ The College Union is not self-sustaining and is sub- 
sidized by a bond indenture agreement through tuition, 
gains, if any, in the food services and campus store, and 
through facilities rental revenues. 

□ Special Activities recorded sales of tours and other 
revenues of $1,013,613.90. After the cost of trips and 
administrative expenses, an excess of revenue over ex- 
penditures of $26,630.53 resulted. 

□ The Summer Music Theatre under the directorship of 
Brother Gene Graham, F.S.C., effective with the summer 
of 1977 was brought into the auxiliary enterprise of the 
College. In accordance with the established fiscal policy 
of the College whereby all summer program revenues 
and expenditures be deferred to the next fiscal year, the 
financial activity contained in this report for the Sum- 
mer music theatre is for the summer of 1977 only. 

Again, we sincerely acknowledge the cooperation of the 
administrators, department chairpersons, department super- 
visors, faculty and staff in the establishing of economies in 
the operation of their departments and for their creativity 
in increasing the horizons of La Salle College thus also gen- 
erating increased income. We also gratefully acknowledge 
the very fine and necessary support of the various com- 
munities of the Christian Brothers, our alumni and friends 
without whose support the College could not exist. It is 
through this mutual cooperation and concern that our 
College will continue to develop and grow in a healthy 
financial atmosphere. 

Respectfully submitted, 


Vice President for Business Affairs 



Brother Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D, President 
La Salle College in the City of Philadelphia 
20th Street and Olney Avenue 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141 

We have made an examination of the balance sheet of La Salle College in the City of 
Philadelphia as of June 30, 1978 and the related statements of changes in fund balances 
and current funds revenues, expenditures and other changes for the year then ended. 
Our examination was made in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards 
and accordingly included such tests of the accounting records and such other auditing 
procedures as we considered applicable in the circumstances. 

In our opinion, the aforementioned financial statements present fairly the financial 
position of La Salle College in the City of Philadelphia at June 30, 1978 and the changes 
in fund balances and the current funds revenues, expenditures and other changes for the 
year then ended, in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles applied on 
a consistent basis. 

*JLf fy-dj 

August 25, 1978 
La Salle, Fall 1978 




for the years ended June 30, 



Cash and short-term investments 

Accounts receivable— Note 1 


Deferred charges— Note 3 

Due from student loan funds 

Due from other funds 

Total Current Funds 



Notes receivable 

Total student loan funds 


Bonds, stocks, trusts, objects of 

art and other Funds— Note 5 

Due from current funds 

Total Endowment and Similar Funds . . . 


Retirement of Indebtedness Funds— Note 6 
Cash and investments on deposit with trustee 

Total Retirement of Indebtedness Funds . 


Buildings and grounds 

Improvements other than buildings 

Apparatus, furniture and libraries 

Total Investments in Plant 

Total Plant Funds 


Cash and investments— Note 7 

Due from employees and others 

Due from other funds 

Total Agency Funds 









1,051.778.88 1,035,705.77 

1,051,778.88 1,035,705.77 



2,283,245.54 2,309,740.40 1,270,014.29 


5,215,231.79 5,019,420.11 2,136,881.76 

5,661,327.74 5,358,748.16 2,560,390.65 

5,661,327.74 5,358,748.16 2,575,238.98 


24,224,301.06 24,198,962.95 15,355,153.62 

788,971.17 758,398.06 294,030.84 

5,322,050.57 4,992,631.84 2,685,511.96 

30,335,322.80 29,949,992.85 18,334,696.42 

31,387,101.68 30,985,698.62 18,944,397.79 







44,973,344.63 44,078,438.38 25,116,259.94 



1978, 1977, and 1968 


1977-78 1976-77 1967-68 

$ $ sT 


Accounts payable 171,598.59 159,356.28 100,964.02 

Salaries, interest, and other accruals 471,922.54 444,424.47 235,145.83 

Deferred Income-Note 2 1,346,633.73 1,212,242.16 276,790.70 

Due to other funds 91,572.17 79,361.82 104,150.90 

Current commitments 108,822.46 61,407.21 36,875.51 

Bank loans payable 275,000.00 

Current fund balance 92,696.05 77,948.46 516,087.33 

Total Current Funds 2,283,245.54 2,309,740.40 1,270,014.29 


Advanced by U.S. Government 4,577,421.20 4,421,275.13 1,914,170.30 

Advanced by La Salle College-Note 4 637,810.59 598,144.98 222,71 1.46 

Total Student Loan Funds 5,215,231.79 5,019,420.11 2,136,881.76 

Principal of funds- 
Restricted 259,210.28 256,410.90 385,386.16 

Unrestricted 5,082,117.46 4,852,337.26 2,189,852.82 

Due to current funds 320,000.00 250,000.00 - 

Total Endowment and Similar Funds 5,661,327.74 5,358,748.16 2,575,238.98 


Retirement of Indebtedness Funds- 
Due to current funds 36,978.08 

Fund balances 1,051,778.88 998,727.69 609,701.37 

Total Retirement of Indebtedness Funds 1,051,778.88 1,035,705.77 609,701.37 


Housing, dining, college union system 

bonds payable-Note 8 2,548,000.00 2,642,000.00 3,534,000.00 

Mortgage obligations -Note 8 7,146,892.14 7,495,868.74 3,909,567.30 

Short term loans 1,025,000.00 1,025,000.00 - 

Total bonds, mortgages and loans 10,719,892.14 1 1,162,868.74 7,443,567.30 

Net investment in Plant 19,615,430.66 18,787,124.11 10,891,128.12 

Total Investment in Plant 30,335,322.80 29,949,992.85 18,334,695.42 

Total Plant Funds 31,387,101.68 30,985,698.62 18,944,397.79 


Supplemental retirement balances 314,616.74 288,564.97 

WSF BEOG, etc. funds 10,565.94 14,522.06 11,656.09 

Other agency funds 101,225.20 101,744.06 178,071.03 

Total Agency Funds 426,437.88 404,831.09 189,727.12 

TOTAL OF ALL FUNDS 44,973,344.63 44,078,438.38 25,116,259.94 

La Salle, Fall 1978 11 

Form 3 


for the year ended 

ADDITIONS (deductions) 
Fund Balances at July 1, 1977 

Current operating revenues 

Current operating expenditures 

Adjustments for prior periods 

Transferred from other funds— 

For student aid and awards 

For current expenses 

Transferred to other funds- 
Earnings on investments 

Gifts and Grants 

Land, buildings, and improvements. . . . 

Apparatus, furniture, and libraries .... 

Bond and mortgage principal 

Supplemental retirement plan 

Intra-fund additions and reductions 

Advanced by U.S. Government 

Advanced by La Salle College 

NDSL principal and interest cancelled . . 

NDSL collection and administrative cost 

NDSL interest collected 

Fund Balance at June 30, 1978 








































June 30, 1978 


Retirement of 






































5,082,117.46 1,051,778.88 19,615,430.66 314,616.74 111,791.14 

La Salle, Fall 1978 








for the years ended June 30, 1978, 1977, and 1968 

Year Ended Year Ended Year Ended 

June 30, 1978 June 30, 1977 June 30, 1968 


Educational and General 

Tuition and other student fees 

Gifts and grants 

Activities related to academic affairs . 
Administrative and other revenues . . 

Total Educational and General. . . 

Auxiliary Enterprises- 
Total Current Revenues 


Educational and General - 


Activities related to instruction 


Other instruction and educational 



Student services and activities 

Public affairs and development 

General institutional expenses 

Staff benefits 

General administration 

Operation and maintenance of 

physical plant 

Total Educational and General. . . 


Auxiliary Enterprises- 
Less: Capital items included above . . 

Transfers— To other funds (see form 3) . 
Net increase (decrease) in 

Current Fund balance 

Total Expenditures, Transfers, and 
Net Increase (decrease) in 
Current Fund Balance .... 





































































































Note 1 — Current Funds 

Generally, the June 30th balance of the current funds 
accounts receivable reflects tuition to be collected from a 
source other than the student for the graduate religion pro- 
gram and the first session of the regular summer program. 

Note 2 — Current Funds 

Deferred Income represents the tuition revenues of the 
summer programs recorded or collected prior to June 30, 
1978. The fiscal year policy of the College prescribes that 
ail summer program revenues be accrued to the next fiscal 

Note 3 — Current Funds 

The recording policy as indicated in Note 2 is likewise 
applicable to deferred charges. Salaries and wages and other 
expenditures applicable to summer programs and paid prior 
to June 30 are delayed in detailed recording until the next 
fixcal year. The $437,366.56 shown as deferred charges 
also includes Campus Store credits of $79,789.21 for books 
returned to the publisher for which the 1977-78 Campus 
Store "cost of sales" has been relieved. These credits are 
carried as deferred charges to avoid duplication of credit in 
the next fiscal year. 

Note 4 — Student Loan Funds 

Because of the nature of non-offsetting and gross cumu- 
lative recording required by the United States Government 
in National Direct Student Loan accounting and reporting, 
the statement shows a difference of $130,908.03 between 
current funds due from student loan funds of $506,902.56 
and the funds advanced by La Salle College of $637,810.59. 
This difference is made up of $57,569.98 returned to the 
College by the United States Government for teacher can- 
cellation, $41,137.04 in interest payments made and due 
the College but not yet withdrawn from the student loan 
fund, and $32,201.01 for the Gulf Student Loan Program 
which is not part of the federal loan program and not due 
to current funds. 

Note 5 — Endowment and Similar Funds 

Endowment and similar funds are divided into two 
groups — funds contributed and restricted to a specific 
use, and contributions and earnings thereon to be used at 
the discretion of the College. 

BALANCES-FORM 3, the unrestricted endowment funds 
had earnings of $284,435.77 and contributions of 
$265,324.57 for a total earnings and contributions of 
$549,760.34; of which $320,000.00 was retained in current 
funds to provide for needed additional revenue, leaving an 
increase in unrestricted endowment funds of $229,760.34. 

Restricted endowment funds increased $33,701.24 
through earnings and contributions. However, due to the 
required distribution of funds, the net result after distribu- 
tion was an increase of $2,799.38. 

Included among the earnings applicable to unrestricted 
endowment funds are the earnings and net gains of the 
pooled investments managed through VESTAUR COR- 
PORATION, amounting to $143,748.02. At June 30, 1978, 
the total carrying value of the pooled Vestaur managed 
fund amounted to $1,975,621 .35. The market value of this 
fund at June 30, 1978 was $1,929,890.75. 

Note 6 — Retirement of Indebtedness Funds 

Under a Housing, Dining, College Union System Bond 
Indenture, between the United States Government and 
La Salle College, the College is obliged to accumulate and 
composed of a "bond and interest" and a "repairs and re- 
placement" sinking fund in a total amount of $665,000.00. 
This was accomplished at June 30, 1970. The earnings for 
1977-78 amounted to $53,051.19. 

Note 7 — Agency Funds (Supplemental Retirement Funds) 

In addition to the regular College Retirement Plan, the 
College has established and maintains a College total con- 
tributory supplemental plan which is managed through the 
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association to provide 
prior-service income for a closed group of employees who 
had eligible service to the College prior to the College par- 
ticipation in the current regular retirement program. See 
Form 3 for fiscal activity in this fund during the fiscal year. 

Note 8 — Plant Funds — Long-term debt obligations 

Long-term debt obligations are as follows: 






Revenue Bonds- 

Housing and Urban Development 





















Total revenue bonds payable 

Mortgage Obligations— 


Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company 

1958 1981 




1962 1982 




1972 1997 




1972 1997 




Total mortgage obligations 

Total Long-term debt at June 30, 1978 


(a) As an assist in the financing of Olney Hall, the 
United States Government, through the Department of 
Health, Education, and Welfare has granted the College an 
"interest subsidy" applicable to the Northwestern Mutual 
Life Insurance Company mortgage loan. The subsidy covers 
the spread between 3% and 9-1/4% on the annual debt serv- 
ice of 85% of the total eligible cost of Olney Hall, or a 
constant annual grant of $115,025.00, for a period of 
twenty-five years. The total value of the interest subsidy 
grant will be about $2,900,000 or about 38% of the total 
debt service on Olney Hall. 

La Salle, Fall 1978 


16 ■ 

15 ► 

13 . 
12 ■ 
11 . 

9 ■ 


Written amounts expressed in thousands 

to indicated represents percent of total expenditure and transfer 





$398 J 
















L $610 
$1,1 70 J 





L $619 

$548 - 1 

















$14,186 < 100 *> 







L $710 















Auxiliary Enterprises 

Activities Related to Academic Areas and Administrative and Other 

Gifts and Grants 

Tuition and Fees 


1967-68 to 1977-78 

17 • 
16 • 
15 ► 
14 • 
13 • 
12 • 
11 • 

Written amounts expressed in thousands 

% indicated represents percent of total expenditure and transfer 






Net Transfers to Other Funds (a) 

Auxiliary Enterprises 

Student Aid 

Educational and General (a) 

(a) Net Transfers does not include Capital Equipment costs in 
Educational and General which are transferred to Plant Funds 


1967-68 to 1977-78 


La Salle, Fall 1978 


FACES— continued 

"It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions 
of faces there should be none alike," said Sir Thomas Browne 
(1642). Thousands of these faces contribute to a variety of 
educational experiences every day at La Salle. Whether they be 
members of the faculty, students, or students of the future partici- 
pating in one of the college's programs, their faces reflect a myriad 
of emotions ranging from pensive curiosity to absolute elation as 
the photographs of Mark Jacobson and Lewis Tanner indicate so 


La Salle, Fall 1978 


FACES— continued 



imjjt <* 




I hrough the support of its many constituencies, in 
1977-78 La Salle College's Development Program enjoyed 
its most successful year in recent memory. Foundation 
and Government support increased substantially, the An- 
nual Fund continued its steady pattern of growth, individ- 
ual contributions markedly exceeded those of the pre- 
vious year, and the Institutional Aid Grants survived anoth- 
er year. As a result of this support, La Salle has been able 
to sustain and expand many of the fine programs which it 
offers for its students, and we are indeed most grateful for 
all of our many benefactors. 

In 1977-78, the major source of government support 
was the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Institutional Aid 
Grants, and La Salle again played a significant role in 
presenting the private sector's case to the General As- 
sembly for renewal of this annual appropriation. In addi- 
tion, La Salle began to participate for the first time in the 
Commonwealth's Act 101 Program for disadvantaged stu- 
dents, and, with the assistance of the Public Committee for 
the Humanities in Pennsylvania, was able to sponsor a 
three-day symposium entitled "Rebuilding an Old Town" 
which brought together academic and community leaders 
to discuss the future of Germantown. Federal funding also 
held steady as grants were received for the interest 
subsidy, law enforcement internships, veterans' program, 
instructional equipment/material, and a bilingual educa- 
tion feasibility study. 

The several Christian Brothers' Communities at La Salle 
once again funded the Christian Brothers' Scholarship 
Program, contributing $210,808 for this purpose. As in 
past years, these scholarships directly aided academic 
leaders from many high schools, and made college pos- 
sible for several who might otherwise have not been able 
to attend. 

The Annual Fund, under the direction of Brother Gene 
Graham, Brother Francis McCormick, and the Annual 
Fund Executive Committee, maintained its pattern of con- 
sistent growth in its four major categories of support, and 
in its number of donors (2639). The General Alumni 
attained a new high of $138,482, contributions from 
friends increased to $22,553, faculty and staff donations 
rose to $17,163, and Business Matching Gifts jumped to 
$19,029. La Salle's shared campaign for the Foundation 
for Independent Colleges also produced a record $29,185, 
plus several smaller gifts channeled through that agency. 
Once again, special thanks is due to the more than 100 
alumni and student volunteers who staffed the telethons 
through which approximately 50% of the alumni contribu- 
tions were produced. 

In the category of individual gifts, special recognition 
and thanks must be given to Dr. Henry G. DeVincent, Mr. 

Thomas J. Kiely, and Mr. John McShain for their generous 
contributions to the College. Other notable individual 
contributions included gifts from members of the Board of 
Trustees, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Connelly, Mr. and Mrs. 
Francis J. Dunleavy, Mr. Charles MacDonald Grace, Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert V. Trainer, Mrs. Isadore M. Scott, and Dr. 
Francis Braceland. 

In the private sector, foundation and corporate grants to 
the College increased dramatically in 1977-78. Foremost 
among these were the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's second 
year of support for the Urban Studies Center's programs, 
the Pew Memorial Trust's grant for the purchasing of 
additional computer equipment to aid college man- 
agement, and the Gulf Oil Foundation's third installment 
on its pledge of $50,000 for a student loan program. 
Numerous smaller grants from local foundations and 
corporations also contributed significantly to the quality of 
La Salle College by enabling faculty and staff members to 
launch several programs that would not have been 
feasible without external assistance. 

An excellent start has already been made on the 
1978-79 campaign. In addition to the third year of the W.K. 
Kellogg Foundation grant and the fourth year of the Gulf 
Oil Foundation commitment, La Salle has been awarded a 
three year grant of $75,000 from the Christian R. and Mary 
F. Lindback Foundation for an endowed chair in Business 
Administration, and $50,000 from the W. W. Smith Chari- 
table Trust for financial aid for middle income students. 
Government grants awarded for 1978-79 include $42,240 
from the Higher Education Act, Title I Program for an 
expansion of the Urban Studies Center's Communiversity 
Program, $40,000 for the Act 101 Program for disadvan- 
taged students, $28,640 from the Law Enforcement As- 
sistance Administration for Criminal Justice Internships, 
$27,000 from the Office of Education for Undergraduate 
International Studies, $27,000 from Office of Education for 
Cooperative Education, $5,158 from the National Science 
Foundation for a Pre-College Teacher Development in 
Science Project in Physics/Electronics, and $4,671 from 
the National Endowment for the Humanities for its Consul- 
tant Grant Program. 

All of us who are involved in La Salle College's Develop- 
ment Program deeply appreciate the continuing loyalty 
and assistance of all those individuals— Trustees, Admin- 
istrators, Faculty Members, Students, Alumni, and Friends 
—whose efforts have contributed so significantly to the 
long-term academic vitality and financial stability of the 

John L. McCloskey 

Vice President for Public Affiars 

Fred J. Foley, Jr. 
Director of 




All Gifts and Grants listed were contributed between July 1, 1977 and June 30, 1978. 

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 

Institutional Aid Grants $460,530 

ACT 101 23,000 

Public Committee for the Humanities 

in Pennsylvania 8,700 

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts 2,500 


Christian Brothers Communities $210,800 

Federal Government 

H.E.W. Interest Subsidy $115,025 

Law Enforcement Assistance Administration 17,500 

O.E. Veterans' Cost of Instruction Program 17,292 

O.E. Title Vl-A, Instructional Equipment 13,328 

O.E. Bilingual Education 4,500 

Annual Fund 

General Alumni $138,482 

La Salle College Faculty 17,163 

Friends 22,553 

Business Matching Gifts 19,029 

Foundation for Independent Colleges 29,185 

Foundations and Corporations 

W.K. Kellogg Foundation $ 67,019 

Pew Memorial Trust 58,500 

Gulf Oil Foundation 12,610 

Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation 5,800 

Smith Kline Corporation 5,500 

Merck Company Foundation 5,000 

Modern Handling Equipment Company 5,000 

R.C.A 5,000 

Food Fair Stores Foundation 4,025 

Helen D. Groome Beatty Trust 4,000 

Ritter Finance Corporation 3,500 

Industrial Valley Bank and Trust Company 3,333 

Sears Roebuck Foundation 2,800 

Philadelphia Savings Fund Society 2,703 

Beneficial Savings Bank 2,500 

W.R. Grace Foundation 2,500 

Philadelphia Electric Company 2,500 

George W. Rentschler Foundation 2,500 

La Salle College Guild 2,000 

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback 

Foundation 2,000 

Presser Foundation 2,000 




La Salle, Fall 1978 23 

Arthur Andersen and Company 1,850 

Manufacturers Hanover Foundation 1,100 

La Salle College Education Alumni 1,000 

John McShain Charaities 1,000 

Peat, Marwick and Mitchell Foundation 1,000 

Philadelphia Food Trades Organization 1,000 

Carpenter Foundation 550 

Germantown Insurance Company 500 

Germantown Savings Bank 500 

Leeds and Northrup Foundation 500 

William Penn Foundation 500 

Young Windows, Incorporated 500 

Household Finance Corporation 420 

Bristol-Myers, Incorporated 400 

Kurz Foundation 400 



Thomas J. Kiely $ 70,000 

John McShain 20,835 

Dr. Henry G. DeVincent 15,000 

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Connelly 12,562 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Dunleavy 10,000 

Frank C.P. McGlinn (art) 6,470 

Charles MacDonald Grace 5,000 

Leon J. Perelman 5,000 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Trainer 5,000 

Frank P. Mita 3,000 

Jacques Moore 2,500 

Roland A. Ritter 2,000 

John H. Veen 1,765 

Roland Holroyd, Ph.D 1,500 

Frank R. O'Hara, Esquire 1,500 

Theodore H. Mecke, Jr 1,100 

Mrs. Isadore M. Scott 1,010 

Dr. Micael F. Avallone 1,000 

Dr. Francis J. Braceland 1,000 

Francis J. Domzalski 1,000 

Richard L. Duszak 1,000 

Joseph A. Fick, Sr 1,000 

John H. McKay 1,000 

Frederick C. Mischler 1,000 

Mrs. Charles W.A. Mohacey, Sr 1,000 

Joseph J. Panchella 1,000 

Joseph B. Quinn, Esquire 1,000 

Joseph Schmitz, Jr 1,000 

Brian J. Smith 1,000 

Marcel S. Sussman, M.D 1,000 

Anthony M. Waltrich, Sr 1,000 


Several of the contributions listed above are duplicated in more than one category (e.g. an individual 
contribution in excess of $1,000 that is included in the General Alumni total or a Corporate contribution 
that is also included in Business Matching Gifts). The unduplicated total of gifts and grants listed in this 
report is $1,453,422. 



The Development Office has on record the following individuals who have established insurance 
policies/bequests naming La Salle College as a beneficiary. The College is indeed most grateful to its 
friends and alumni who are aiding it in this particular fashion: 

Commander Edward F. Bronson, USN 

Dr. Henry G. DeVincent 

Bernadette Fenning 

Frank J. Fritz 

George Grudziak 

Charles J. Kriessman, Jr., Ph.D. 

Walter J. Lacy 

Fremont Levy 

John P. Lohn 

Donald F. McAvoy 
William F. McGonigle 
Joseph McNamara 
Francis X. Quinn 
Joan R. Skibinski 
Dr. Warren E. Smith 
Michael J. Taylor 
John R. Tordini 
Stanley E. Williams, Jr. 

Those who are interested in obtaining information on various deferred giving possibilities (wills, 
bequests, insurance programs, etc.) should contact Brother Daniel Burke, F.S.C., Director of Deferred 
Giving, c/o Development Office, La Salle College, Philadelphia, PA 19141. (215) 951-1540. 


Dr. Michael F. Avallone 

Leonard Barkan 

Reverend Dr. John Bogacz 

Francis J. Braceland, M.D. 

Thomas I. Bradshaw, Jr. 

Mary E. Broderick 

Cdr. Edward F. Bronson, USN 

Dr. Victor D. Brooks 

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Condon 

John F. Connelly 

Albert J. Crawford, Jr., Esq. 

J. Russell Cullen 

Richard G. DeSipio 

Henry G. DeVincent, M.D. 

Francis J. Domzalski 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Dunleavy 

Richard L. Duszak 

Joseph A. Fick, Sr. 

Charles MacDonald Grace 

William F. Grauer, Jr. 

John J. Green 

Dr. Charles A.J. Halpin, Jr. 

Walter A. Heyse 

Roland Holroud, Ph.D. 

Thomas C. Jacob, M.D. 

Joseph F. Keenan 

James K. Kenyon 

Thomas J. Kiely 

L.S.C. Alumni Education Association 

William J. Leimkuhler 

Joseph F. Lepo.Jr. 

Lawrence McDonald 

Frank C.P. McGlinn 

John H. McKay 

John McShain 

Dr. Henry S. Makowski 

Joseph G. Markmann 

Theodore H. Mecke, Jr. 

Frederick C. Mischler 

Frank P. Mita 

Mrs. Charles W.S. Mohacey, Sr. 

Jacques Moore 

Jacqueline M. Morley 

Frank J. Noonan 

Gerald P. Nugent, Jr. 

Frank R. O' Hara, Esq. 

Joseph J. Panchella 

Dr. Leon J. Perelman 

Joseph B. Quinn, Esq. 

Rolland A. Ritter 

Daniel J. Rodden 

Joseph R. Sadowski 

Joseph Schmitz, Jr. 

Mrs. Isadore M. Scott 

Brian J. Smith 

Warren E. Smith, M.D. 

Charles E. Stahlecker 

Marcel Stanley Sussman, M.D. 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert V. Trainer 

Owen J. Tucker 

John H. Veen 

Anthony M. Waltrich, Sr. 

Martin E. Washofsky 


E. Douglas Adams 

John B. Beal 

William J. Binkowski 

Harold J. Bliss, Jr. 

Anthony P. Bonanni 

Walter John Boyko 

Dr. James J. Breslin 

James J. Broussard 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Cairo, Sr. 

James J. Canavan, Jr. 

Reverend Dr. John A. Cartin 

James F. Casey, Jr. 

Joseph J. Ciasullo 

Edward W. Ciesielski 

Dr. Casimir S. Ciesla 

Dr. James J. Clarke 

Class'69 Evening Division 

Charles R. Cleary 

Dr. C. Richard Cleary 

James J. Connelly 

Hugh F. Convery 

John P. Cookson 

Dr. Norman H. Coopersmith 

James F. Cosgrove 

James T. Costello 

Dr. Robert J. Courtney 

Chester T. Cyzio. Esq. 
Joseph A. D'Amatol 
Mario N. D'Aurlerio 
Francis X. Dennehy 
Nicholas J. De Sanctis 
Gerald A. Desmond 
Frank C. Devine 
Thomas J. Devlin, Jr. 
Donald C. Dill 
John F. Dinger 
Thomas W. Domalesky 
John R. Durkin 
William J. Earley 

Dr. David P. Efroymson 
James J. Fahy 
Joseph A. Fick, Jr. 
John F. Flannery 
David C. Fleming, Jr. 
John F. Flood 
Dr. Joseph F. Flubacher 
Joseph W. Foley 
John J. French 
Donald J. Gallagher 
John R. Galloway, Esq. 
Dr. William Gershanick 
Joseph M. Gindhart. Esq. 

La Salle, Fall 1978 



Gerald P. Ginley. Esq. 

Dr. William B. Kohn 

Raymond Marasco 

Thomas W. Sheehan 

Nicholas A. Giordano 

Gerald Lawrence 

Joseph D. Martin 

John J. Simon 

John A. Glemb 

Thomas J. Leahy 

Dr. William Martinez 

John P. Stanton 

Robert A. Godbey 

Richard F. Lepping 

Dr. Lawrence J. Mellon, Jr. 

Salvatore J. Stea 

Morton Goren 

John H. Lombard, Esq. 

Vincent Mianulli 

Dr. Joseph E. Steelman 

Thomas J. Gorman 

Fernando Lombardi 

Dr. Joseph C. Mihalich 

Augustus H. Steppacher 

Henry G. Gruber 

Philip J. Lucia 

Dr. Joseph P. Mooney 

Dr. Francis H. Sterling 

Reverend Dr. John A. Gusichard 

Robert T. Lynch. Esq. 

Jacqueline M. Morley 

Dr. Thomas S. Straub 

Dr. Howard L. Hannum 

John L. McCloskey 

John G. Morrison 

Frank Sullivan 

John W. Harran 

William C. McCoy 

Paul M. Moser 

Mary E. Sullivan 

J. Quinn Harty, Esq. 

Mark A. McCunney, Jr. 

Edward J. Murray 

Michael L. Sullivan 

Terence K. Heaney 

Thomas R. McDermott 

Dr. George D. O'Brien 

Robert G. Supplee 

Dr. John Helwig, Jr. 

James J. McDonald 

John P. Penders, Esq. 

Joseph J. Sweeney, Jr. 

William J. Henrich, Jr., Esq. 

Joseph P. McFadden 

Dr. John S. Penny 

Dr. Ralph Tekel 

Frank Himmer 

Daniel E. McGonigle 

Elizabeth M. Pratt 

Dr. Stanley J. Travis, Jr. 

Dr. Frederick J. Hirsekorn 

John J. McGrath 

Joseph P. Quinlan, Esq. 

Harry G. Trefz 

Dr. William C. Howrie, Jr. 

Dr. Paul W. Mcllvaine 

Dr. James P. Reich 

Eugene F. Trimber 

Thomas P. Hurley 

James T. McLaughlin 

Joseph P. Rhein 

Joseph R. Troxell 

Dr. George Isajiw 

Stephen J. McLoughlin 

Joseph A. Rider 

William B. Walker 

Felix M. Kadel 

Dr. Joseph D. McMenamin 

Dr. John P. Rossi 

Robert W. Wassel 

Dr. Maurice J. Kelley 

Joseph D. McNamara 

Dennis R. Rubisch 

Samuel J. Watt, Jr. 

John H. Kennedy 

James G. McSherry 

Mrs. Kathryn Ruffu 

Ernest L. Whalon 

Robert F. Kennedy 

James M. Mack 

Stephen J. Ruzicka 

Dr. Charles B. Wurtz 

William J. Kesselring 

Frederick C. Maguire 

Magnus J. Schaebler 

Gerald J. Ziccardi 

Frank J. Kirk 

Dr. Edward C. Malarkey 

Jerome M. Shaheen 

William Kirt 

Thomas R. Malatesta 

James J. Shea 


James H. Abele 

Joseph R. Buckley 

Dr. Anthony L. Cucuzzella 

Robert L. Dean 

Robert D. Aitken 

Dr. Martin J. Bukowski 

James F. Curran 

Michael A. Deangelis 

Daniel J. Allan, Esq. 

Thomas F. Bur 

John H. Cush 

S. Thomas Deeney 

Dr. Julio J. Amadio 

Charles E. Burke 

Walter M. Czarnota 

Joseph A. De Luca 

John M. Arleth 

Bernard J. Burns 

Dr. Edward A. Dachowski 

Dr. John J. Dennehy 

Joseph Y. Ashman, Jr. 

Col. William F. Burns, USA 

Peter J. Dalton 

James F. Dever 

Louis M. Backe.ill 

Harold J. Bythrow 

Thomas M. Daly 

J. Hugh Devlin 

Mark D. Baldino 

Gerald J. Cahill 

John P. D'Amato 

Nicholas P. Dienna 

Dr. Aaron D. Bannett 

Dr. James P. Cain 

Joseph D'Aulerio, Jr. 

Dr. Oscar Di Giacomo 

Edward M. Barr 

Daniel L. Callahan 

Robert P. Davine 

Dr. Domenico A. Di Marco 

Dr. Richard A. Bedford 

John J. Callan 

Lt. Col. Charles J. Day, USA 

Edward G. Dolton, Jr. 

Philip A. Belancio 
Dr. Michael Benko 

Francis J. Carr, Jr. 
Michael C. Caruso 

Vincent P. Berry 

Dr. Louis J. Casale 

Dr. James E. Biechlet 

Stephen M. Cassidy 


William J. Binkowski 

Dr. Nicholas J. Christ 

0. Francis Biondi, Esq. 

Dr. Casimir S. Ciesla 

In May, 1977, Marco 

Zanoni was awarded the first 

Leon S. Blash 

Dr. Joseph F. Clarke 

Joseph L. Moran Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship 

Michael J. Blaszczyk 

Dr. C. Richard Cleary 

enabled Mr. Zanoni to 

study in Spain at Centro de 

Frank S. Blatcher 

John A. Clement, Jr., Esq. 

Estudios Hispanicos, a 

part of the Bryn Mawr College 

Honorable Genevieve Blatt 

Dr. Louis H. Clerf 


Frederick W. Blinn, Jr. 

Dr. Henry P. Close 

The Joseph L. Moran 

Memorial Fund was established 

Dr. Ralph F. Boccella 

John L. Connell 

during the 1976-77 acad 

emic year in memory of the late 

Robert L. Bohrer 

John L. Connolly 

Joseph L. Moran, Associate Professor of Spanish and 

Thomas P. Bones 

Dr. John M. Connolly, Jr. 

French. The Memorial 

s designed to provide a yearly 

Dr. Richard P. Boudreau 

James P. Connor 

summer scholarship for 

La Salle students interested in 

Walter J. Boyko 

Joseph P. Coogan 

studying abroad. Each 

year, an undergraduate will be 

Robert E. Boyle 

James R. Corbett 

selected from qualified 

applicants, and will receive a 

Joseph C. Braddock 

Charles V. Cosgrove 

stipend toward tuition, fees and transportation. 

Mrs. M ary Jane Bransfield 

Richard P. Coulson 

To date, Dr. Joseph Downey, '62, reports that friends, 

James P. Brennan 

Dr. Robert J. Courtney 

colleagues and former students of Joe Moran have con- 

John H. Bresnan 

James V. Covello 

tributed over $3,600 to th 

e Memorial Fund. Those who are 

Dr. Leonard A. Brownstein 

A. Leo Coyle 

interested in making a 

contribution should make their 

Mrs. Vincent J. Bruno 

James M. Coyle 

checks payable to La Salle College, and send them to Dr. 

Vincent J. Bruno 

John R. Crawford 

Joseph Downey, Chairman Moran Memorial Fund, C/O 

Edward J. Buchanan 

Gerald A. Cropp 

Development Office, La 

Salle College, Philadelphia, PA 




Francis X. Donohoe 

Patrick E. Dooley 

Dr. Philip A. Dorfner 

Marcus P. Doughery 

Dr. John A. Duffy, Jr. 

Charles P. Dugan 

Charles J. Dunne 

Thomas J. Durkin 

John M. Duvak 

Robert J. Ehlinger 

Dr. Michael M. Etzl 

Steven Evans 

James C. Fallon 

Dr. Peter E. Farrell 

Warren W. Faulk, Esq. 

Francis X. Fee, Jr. 

John Feehan 

Robert C. Feeney 

Dr. Albert J. Flacco 

David C. Fleming 

Frank A. Florio 

Dr. Joseph C. Flynn 

Dr. Paul L. Flynn 

Thomas M. Foley 

Dr. Gregory F. Froio 

Dr. Francis A. Fucile 

Joseph R. Fulton 

John C. Fusco, Jr. 

William B. Fynes, Sr. 

Thomas A. Gall, Jr. 

Albert S. Garczynski 

Joseph L. Gardner 

Cmdr. Victor M. Gavin, USN 

John J. Gibbons 

Alfred J. Giegerich 

Daniel G. Gill, Jr. 

James I. Gillespie 

Dr. Michael J. Ginieczki 

Dr. James C. Giuffre 

Dr. Canzio Giuliucci 

Thomas J. Gola 

Dr. Michael F. Golden 

Dr. John J. Gostigan 

Leonard Graziani 

Dr. James A. Gross 

Alfred M. Guaraldo 

Edgar J. Guertin 

Ralph M. Gutekunst 

Lenard M. Haley 

E. Francis Hanlon 

John T. Hannas 

Dr. Howard L. Hannum 

Elmer F. Hansen, Jr. 

Dr. Lawrence E. Harasym, Jr. 

Thomas B. Harper, III, Esq. 

James B. Hattman 

Beverly Hauck 

Thomas Hauck 

Frank W. Hauser, Jr. 

Robert E. Hayes 

Richard Leonard Hill, Esq. 

Edward B. Horahan 

Finn Hornum 

Jack Hornung 

Robert J. Houlihan 

Dr. J. Vincent Huffnagle 

Gerald J. Johnson 

William R. Johnson 

Francis W. Judge 

John J. Kane, '52 

Walter W. Kanigowski 

Dr. Thomas J. Kardish 

Robert C. Keane 

John J. Keegan 

John Joseph Keenan 

Maurice A. Kelley 

Paul J. Kelly, Jr. 

Thomas J. Kelly 

William C. Kennedy 

Leonard E. Kent 

Alice B. Kenyon 

Dr. Michael J. Kerlin 

Dr. Mark C. Kerstetter 

Peter J. Kiernan 

John J. King 

Emil P. Kiss 

Charles F. Knapp, Esq. 
Dr. Frank R. Kohler 
William T. Kugler 
William F. Kummerle 
John W. Lambert, Jr. 
Robert A. Lample 
Dr. Robert F. Lavelle 
Michael R. Lavin 
Andrew F. Lawless, III 
Gregory LeCerff 
James A. Lee 
Frederick J. Leinhauser 
Roman Leszczyszyn 
Fremont Levy 
Dr. George P. Liarakos 
Paul J. Lindinger 
Edward F. Lindsay 
Gordon H. Livengood, Jr. 
Aurelio P. Lodise 
Dr. Walter P. Lomax, Jr. 
James M. Lord 
Nicholas T. Lutsch 
John B. Lynch, Esq. 
Robert W. Lynch 
Robert S. Lyons, Jr. 
James J. McBride 
Edward F. McCarren 
J. Austin McCarthy, Jr. 
Dennis J. McCarthy 
Dr. John R. McCloskey 
William J. McCormick, Jr. 
Joseph R. McDonald 
Robert E. McElroy 
Edward H. McEntee 
Francis J. McFadden 
Dr. John T. McGeehan 
William M. McGinley 
Joseph M. NcGovern, Jr. 
David J. McGrath 
Thomas F. McGuire, Esq. 
Frank B. McHugh 
John W. McKeever 
Edward J. McKernan 
Charles P. McLaughlin 
Dr. George E. McLaughlin 
Charles E. McShane 
Robert L. Macaulay 
Leon F. Machulski 
John F. Madden 
John F. Magosin, Jr. 
Joseph N. Malone 
Raymond L. Malseed 
Charles R. Mannella 
John E. Margraff 
Philip W. Markley 
George L. Mason, III 
Louis P. Masucci 
Mario Mele 

Edward F. Menniti, Esq. 
William E. Mignoni 
Dr. Joseph C. Mihalich 
Dr. Charles J. Moloney 
Dr. Joseph P. Mooney 
Francis J. Moran, Esq. 
George E. Morris 
Maryann Morrison 
Dr. Thomas L. Moy 
John T. Mulholland 
William G. Mullan 

Robert J. Mulligan, Jr. 

William M. Mulroy 

Michael J. Murphy 

William E. Murphy 

Enos Charles Ney 

Anthony J. Nocella 

Fred Noller 

Thomas J. Noone 

Col. John F. O'Connell, USAF ret. 

William J. O'Connor 

Dr. Desmond S. O' Doherty 

Patrick James O'Leary 

Thomas A. Oravez 

John J. Ortals 

Roman H. Ortals 

Paul J. Pantano 

Robert P. Pascucci 

George L. Pellettieri, Esq. 

Dr. John S. Penny 

Dr. George A. Perfecky 

John J. Pettit. Jr., Esq. 

Thomas R. Phillips 

Dr. Raymond J. Peirzchalski 

Dr. Nicholas A. Policarpo 

Dr. Robert J. Posatko 

John R. Pryor 

Michael J. Quigg 

Timothy J. P. Quinlan, Esq. 

Dr. Moses Rabson 

Henry P. Rawls 

Dennis H. Reid 

Thomas J. Reilly 

Alvin Q. Rensbarger 

William A. Ries 

George J. Ritchie 

Joseph G. Roddy 

James W. Rodgers 

Lt. Col. John F. Rodgers, Esq., 

USA ret. 
Dr. Alexander E. Rodi 
John F. Roney 
Dr. John P. Rossi 
Albert W. Rostien 
Henry F. Rothenbucher 
Dr. Leo Rudnytsky 
Joseph J. Ruzicka 
John R. Ryan 
Joseph A. Saioni 
Timothy W. Santoni 
Michael J. Santoro 
Lt. Col. Joseph E. Scanlin, USA 
Dr. Harry C. Scarpa 
Raymond J. Schaeper 
Thomas E. Schenk, Jr. 
Dr. Thomas M. Scotti 
Lenferd J. Seely 
Barbara J. Seely 
William C. Seiberlich, Jr. 
Raymond F. Shea, Jr. 
Dr. John J. Siliquini 
John F. Slanga 
John A. Slattery 
Edward F. Sprissler 
Charles E. Stahlecker 
Frank Stanton 
Dr. Herman D. Staples 
Dr. John N. Stathakis 
James P. Steinitz 
Marie M. Steinitz 

La Salle, Fall 1978 


Dr. Edward J. Stemmler 

Dr. John J. Tillger 

Julius P. Von Bushberger 

Dr. John P. Whitecar, Jr. 

Robert P. Strasavicrt 

James J. Timoney 

Carl A. Von Hake 

Joseph A. Wilson 

Leon R. Stratoti 

Dr. Dominic J. Travagline 

Carl C. Von Nell 

Dr. Joseph E. Wreen, Jr. 

Dr. Thomas S. Straub 

Charles J. Trois 

Richard A. Walsh 

Gregory J. Yost 

Ernest S. Susanin 

Joseph R. Troxell 

Joseph R. Walton 

Robert Yurgal 

Peter J. Sweeney 

Benjamin Tumolo 

Dr. Mark F. Watson, Jr. 

Dr. Gordon C. Zahn 

Frank J. Swiech 

Leonard N. Tusone 

William C. Waugh 

Frederick A. Zaiss 

Kenneth N. Szczepanski 

Dr. Michael J. Vallillo 

Joan F. Welte 

Honorable Jerome A. Zaleski 

Edward S. Szumanski 

Walter H. Van Buren 

George T. White 

Reverend Leonard H. Zeller 

Dr. Ralph Tekel 

Raymond T. Vasoli 

Dr. Harry J. White 

Ronald J. Zeller 

Dr. Ralph R. Thornton 

Mrs. Mary Ann Volk 

Thomas A. White, Esq. 



Joseph L. Abbamondi 

Joseph F. Armstrong 

Mark L. Belas 

Capt. Leonard Bordzol, USA 

L. Russell Abbey, Jr. 

Everett L. Arnold 

Dr. Carl J. Belber 

Alfred R. Borzi 

Fred A. Abbonizio 

Stephen J. Arty 

William J. Bell 

Joseph M. Borzilleri 

Albert C. Achuff 

Eugene P. Ashman 

Joseph J. Bellanca 

Charles Bosch 

John J. Adair 

Arthur J. Askins 

John R. Benner 

Peter R. Bosson 

Paul V. Adams 

Jerry Askow 

Barry F. Bennett 

Frank Bottorff 

Alfred H. Addesso 

Albert R. Aspinall 

Bruce Bennett 

Michael J. Bowdren 

Joan M. Ahern 

Richard Avicolli 

George A. Bennett, Jr. 

Paul C. Bowen 

Norbert J. Aicher 

Joseph S. Azzarano 

James A. Benson 

Theodore A. Bowinkelman 

Theodore H. Alber 

Bruno J. Bacallao 

William W. Berko 

Mrs. Larry Bowman 

John P. Alcorn 

John B. Bacanskas 

Fred J. Bernhardt 

John P. Boyce 

Dr. Raymond S. Alexander 

Dr. Robert J. Bacher 

Dr. Norman Bernstein 

Robert P. Boyd 

Dr. Anthony J. Alfano 

Robert S. Bachmann 

Raymond H. Bertsch 

Joseph J. Boyer 

Carmen A. Alfieri 

Samuel Bacica 

George J. Betz 

Bernard Boyle 

Matthew F. Alivernini, Esq. 

Henry A. Backe 

Dr. Paul F. Betz 

Thomas F. Boyle 

Frank P. Alizzi 

Dr. David J. Badolato 

Henry R. Beyer 

John J. Brabazon 

Corole A. Allen 

Thomas J. Bagnell, Jr. 

Raymond T. Bickert 

Harry J. Bradley, Esq. 

Howard C. Allen 

Norman V. Baier 

Dr. James . Biechler 

John M. Bradley 

Lawrence Allen 

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Jerome P. Hofmann 
Leonard F. Hoffmayer 
Patrick J. Hogan 

Dr. Frank J. Hohenleitner 
George H. Holder 
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William J. Holland 
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James A. Homa 
Gary Hoopes 

Edward B. Horahan, Esq. Ill 
Francis J. Horn 
Finn Hornum 
Richard F. Hospod 
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Joseph D. Howell 
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Thomas E. Huggard 
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John T. Hughes 
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Thomas J. Jennings 
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Robert G. Johnson 
William R. Johnson, '50 
William R. Johnson, 72 
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James H. Jones 
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John A. Juzaitis 
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John J. Kane 
Joseph F. Kane 
Michael J. Kane 
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Dr. Sylvia R. Karasu 
Joseph J. Karlesky 
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William T. Katheder 
Dennis Katziner 
Michael Kauffman 
Robert A. Kauffmann 
Richard J. Kawczynski 
James A. Kearney 
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Jack Keen 
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Edward Kelly 
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John F. Kenney, III 
William J. Kenny 
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David M. Kebler 
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Charles P. Kindregan, Esq. 

Eugene A. King 

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Honorable William A. King, Jr. 

Thomas J. Kirsch 

Cpt. Christopher H. Kirwan. USA 

James R. Klagholz 

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John Kozel 

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William M. Mclntyre 
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Lee A. J. McKeever 
Wayne G. McKeever 
James J. McKelvey 
Dr. James J. McKenna, Jr. 
Patrick W. McKenna 
Timothy F. McKenna 
James J. McKeogh 
John F. McKeogh 
Edward G. McKion 
Herbert J. McLaughlin 
Dr. Thomas W. McLaughlin 
William J. McLaughlin 
Joseph C. McLean 
Thomas M. McLenigan 
Robert F. McMackin 
John B. McMahon 
Harry A. McManus 
James F. McManus 
Raymond J. McManus 
John W. McMenamin 
Stewart H. McMillian 
Dorothy Ann McMullen 
Richard A. McNally 
Daniel J. McNeff 
Gerald J. McNeff 
Anthony J. McNulty 
Dennis M. McNulty 
James J. McNulty 
Joseph NcNulty 
William J. McNulty 
John T. NcNutt 
James J. McPhillips 
James D. McShea 
Joseph F. McSparran 
Albert Maahs, Jr. 
Joseph R. MacFarland 
Charles P. Mackus 
Bruce V. MacLeod 
Ormond P. Macoretta 
Dr. Robert H. MacWilliams 
Paul J. Macey 
Leonard J. Maciaszek 
James J. Madden 
John P. Madden 
Steven J. Madonna 
John J. Magee 
Michael J. Magnotta 
Charles J. Mahon 
Thomas J. Mahoney 
John Maicher 
Frederick W. Maier 
Ralph Maiolino 
Raymond F. Majewski 
Francis J. Makovetz 
James P. Malatesta 
Mrs. Patrick V. Maley 
Dr. Rita S. Mall 

Theodore G. Mallick 
James V. Mallon 
John J. Malone 
Francis E. Maloney 
John Maloney 
Frank A. Manfredi 
James J. Manion, Sr. 
Thomas A. Manning 
William F. Mannion 
Gerald A. Marano 
Angelo R. Marcantonio 
John Marczely 
Thomas W. Maresca 
Anthony M. Marino 
Louise A. Marino 
Joseph J. Mark 
Joseph E. Markert 
Joseph M. Markmann 
Dr. William J. Markmann 
Joseph F. Marr 
Denis H. Martin 
Donald J. Martin 
James F. Martin 
Kathleen A. Martin 
William C. Martin 
Vincent J. Martinicchio 
Peter A. Martosella, Jr. 
Nicholas J. Marucci 
Thomas J. Marx, II 
William M. Masapollo 
Vincent J. Mascoli 
Michael Masny 
William J. Mastalski 
Thomas A. Masterani 
Robert A. Mastrogiovanni 
Richard L. Mathauser 
Eugene J. Mather 
Kathleen M. Mathis 
Peter J. Matje, Jr. 
Paul Mattus 
James E. Matusko 
Charles A. Maurer 
Jack Maxwell 
Frank J. May 
Ronald J. Mayer 
Vito F. Mazzio 
George J. Mecherly 
Edward C. Meehan 
Joseph F. Meehan 
Walter D. Meeley 
William R. Melcher 
James R. Melinson, Esq. 
Carmela M. Melso 
Dr. Alan Meltzer 
Thomas C. Menapace 
Dr. B.J. Menkowitz 
Dolores A. Menzel 
Gerald J. Mergen 
W. Darrell Merkel 
Richard F. Meroney 
David B. Merrick 
Carl J. Meyers 
Denzil J. Meyers 
Dr. Frederick J. Meyers 
Chester F. Michewicz 
John W. Micofsky 
John J. Middleton 
Anthony J. Mignon 

Edmund M. Miksitz 
Edward M. Miksitz 
Edward W. Mikus 
John J. Mikus 
Donald Miller 
Donald F. Miller 
Francis A. Miller 
Joseph L. Miller 
Robert J. Miller 
James D. Milnamow 
Francis Milone 
Joseph Mingroni 
George J. Minnucci, Jr. 
Dennis S. Misiewicz 
Robert J. Misnik 
Lottie Mitchell 
Richard B. Mitchell 
William J. Mitchell. Jr. 
Edward Mockapetris 
Joseph F. Moeller 
Francis X. Moffatt 
John J. Moffatt, Jr. 
Robert T. Moffett 
Dr. Augustine E. Moffitt, Jr. 
John A. Mokriski 
Walter J. Moleski 
Anthony D. Molinaro 
Kathleen M. Molla 
Joseph J. Molyneaux 
Francis E. Monaghan, Jr. 
Richard J. Monastra 
Michael J. Mondoro 
Anthony J. Monteiro 
William L. Montrose 
William J. Mooney 
David T. Moore 
Edward T. Moore, Jr. 
Kenneth W. Moore 
Theordore F. Moore 
William F. Moore 
James A. Morgan 
Joseph R. Morice 
Norman E. Morrell 
Hugh F. Morris 
Francis J. Mortimer 
Stanley L. Morton 
James P. Motley, Jr. 
John F. Motley 
Michael D. Motto 
Edward J. Mount, Jr. 
James R. Muldowney 
John E. Mulholland 
Daniel T. Mullan 
James F. Mullan 
Leon J. Mullen, Jr. 
Dr. Joseph P. Mullen, III 
Joseph T. Mullen 
R. James Mullen 
Daniel R. Mullin 
John J. Mullin 
Louis J. Muracco 
Anthony C. Murdocca 
Daniel J. Murphy 
Dennis M. Murphy 
Edward J. Murphy 
Eugene H. Murphy 
George J. Murphy, Jr. 
Dr. James A. Murphy 

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James T. Murphy 
John J. Murphy 
Joseph C. Murphy 
Leon E. Murphy, Jr. 
Patricia M. Murphy 
Thomas J. Murphy 
Thomas R. Murphy 
Timothy P. Murphy 
William J. Murphy 
Edwin S. Murray, Jr. 
Jack J. Murray 
John F. Murray 
Philip J. Murren, Esq. 
Paul Mychaluk 
Donna M. Myers 
George H. Myers 
Dennis Nardella 
Dr. Guy M. Nardella, Jr. 
Dr. James F. Nash 
James F. Nathans 
Dr. Otto T. Nebel 
H. James Negler 
Paul J. Nekoranik 
Richard P. Nekoranik 
Frederick J. Nelson 
William F. Neusidl 
William J. Neville 
Michael F. Newell, Jr. 
Lawrence J. Nicastro 
Peter J. Nicolo, Jr. 
John J. Niebauer, Jr. 
Eugene Nines 
Richard Nisula 
Thomas J. Niwinski 
W. Dennis Nolan 
Nancy Webb Nolan 
Thomas J. Nolan 
Gerard C. Nordin 
Gerard K. Norkus 
Michael J. Norris 
Frank J. Obara, Jr. 
Connell P. O'Brien 
Craeg J. O'Brien 

William C. Ott 
Stanley J. Pacana 
Thomas J. Padden 
Samuel E. Padgett 
Eugene M. Paduano 
Francis J. Pagano 
Rosemary Pagano 
Joseph R. Palaia 
John M. Palm 
Angelo R. Palombi 
Michael R. Palumbo 
Nicholas J. Panaro, Jr. 
Robert J. Pannepacker 
Salvatore Paparone, Jr. 
Dr. Joseph E. Pappano, Jr. 
Michael J. Paquet 
William C. Parenti 
Michael W. Park 
Marie K. Parrott 
Paul F. Parrott 
Peter A. Parrot 
Donald J. Pascucci 
Gabriel J. Pascuzzi 
Anthony P. Passamante 
John J. Patriarca 
Edward Patrucci 
Joseph L. Patti 
Jerald R. Paules 
Robert P. Pauli 
Robert S. Pauxtis, Jr. 
William J. Peacock 
James W. Pearson, Esq., Jr. 
Joseph F. Pearson 
William J. Peberdy 
Anthony C. Peck 
Dr. Joseph J. Peditto 
Joseph A. Pelaia 
George Peller 
Catherine Peller 
Daneil J. Pelly 
James M. Penny, Jr., Esq. 
John V. Pensiero 
Nicholas F. Pensiero 

James C. O'Brien 
John A.J. O'Brien 
John T. O'Brien 
Joseph D. O'Brien, Jr. 
Joseph M. O'Brien, II 
Joseph S. O'Brien 
Robert J. O'Brien 
Thomas A. O'Brien 
Thomas G. O'Brien 
Frederick P. Obst 
Charles A. O'Connell 
Bernard A. O'Connor 
Bernard T. O'Connor 
Charles E. O'Connor 
Charles J. O'Connor 
Veronica M. O'Doherty 
Dr. Charles H. O'Donnell 
James P. O'Donnell 
John T. O'Donnell 
Michael J. O'Donnell 
John J. O'Driscoll 
Charles D. Oettle 
Edward J. O'Hanlon 
Peter J. O'Hara, Jr. 
Robert A. O'Hara 
William Olarin 
John A. Oldynski 
Joseph Oleszycki 
Thomas J. Olsen 
Edward J. Olwell 
Michael P. O'Malley 
Edward J. O'Mara, Jr. 
John J. O'Neill 
Joseph A. O'Neill, Jr. 
Peter I. O'Neill 
William J. O'Neill 
Ercole J. Oristaglio 
Chester J. Orzechowski, Jr. 
Michael H. Orzechowski 
John T. Osmian 
Francis C. O'Toole 
Charles Ott 
Lawrence M. Ott, Jr. 

Alfred G. Perlini, Sr. 
Lawrence D. Persick 
Gerald Raymond Petre 
Michael Petrick, Jr. 
Paul M. Petrillo 
Louis J. Petti 
Loren E. Pettisani 
Albert R. Pezzillo, Jr. 
Philip C. Pfatf 
Charles J. Pfizenmayer 
Charles P. Pfizenmaier 
Joseph F. Piarulli 
John J. Piatkowski 
Robert J. Picollo 
Herbert T. Picus 
George E. Pierce, Jr. 
Leo W. Pierce, Jr. 
Maryann Pierce 
Thomas J. Pierce 
William A. Pietrangelo 
Anthony R. Pileggi 
Dominic A. Pileggi 
Vincent Pinto 
Joseph A. Pirri 
Thomas C. Pistoria 
Walter J. Plagens, Jr. 
Anthony J. Polcino 
H. Randolph Pomeroy 
Anthony R. Pontarelli 
Charles A. Pooles 
Leo Norman Pope 
Robert Popielarski 
Dr. Charles A. Porrini 
Charles J. Potok, Jr. 
Frank J. Pratico 
Ronald M. Pratowski 
Dr. Albert C. Price 
Edward M. Prigge 
Joseph T. Pura 
Edward P. Pussinsky 
Joseph A. Puzyn 
Frederick M. Quattrone, Esq. 
Mrs. Patricia Quattrone 


Robert E. Querubin 
James P. Quesenberry 
James F. Quigley, Jr. 
Robert V. Quindlen 
John W. Quinlan 
Thomas J. Quinlan 
Dr. Thomas A. Quinn 
Dr. Joseph J. Raab 
John A. Rata, Jr. 
Nicholas F. Ragucci 
William T. Rambo, Jr. 
William J. Randall 
Joseph Rapczynski 
Francis W. Reagan 
Donald J. Reape 
Domenic A. Rebecca 
Charles A. Reckner Jr. 
Michael P. Redden 
James J. Reed 
William J. Reese 
Richard J. Regan, Jr. 
William P. Regli 
Joseph A. Reh 
Mrs. Halyna A. Reh 
Dr. Leonard Reichman 
Gerald J. Reid 
Bernard F. Reilly 
Dorothy C. Reilly 
Gerald J. Reilly 
Joseph C. Reilly 
Leo W. Reilly 
Michael J. Reinking 
William K. Reis 
James P. Rennie 
Dr. George J. Resnick 
Mrs. Karen Rheams 
Anthony Ricci 
Raymond A. Ricci 
Robert J. Riccio 
Edward C. Rice 
George R. Rice 
James T. Richard 
Robert J. Richards 
Robert J. Richmond 
Albert J. Rieger, Jr. 
Phyllis Rieger 
Lawrence J. Rillera 
Stephen E. Rineer 
William A. Rizzi 
Thomas A. Roberts 
Edward Robertson 
Richard J. Rocco 
Dennis J. Rochford 
Elizabeth J. Rodini 
Dr. Walter J. Rogan 
James A. Rogers 
Joseph T. Rogers. Sr. 
Newton R. Rogers 
Theodore M. Rogers, Jr. 
Arnold D. Ronzoni 
David J. Rosania 
Dr. Barry J. Rosen 
Lee H. Rosenau, Esq. 
James T. Rosenberg 
Miles R. Rosenberg 
Dr. Jeffrey S. Rosett 
John V. Rosetti 
Thomas C. Rosica 

Thomas P. Rossi, Jr. 
Frederick T. Rosso, Jr. 
Gerald T. Rothstein 
John C. Rothwell 
John J. Rowley 
Dr. Barry Rubin 
Louis J. Ruch 
Nicholas A. Rudi 
Alfred B. Ruff 
Joseph J. Ruggiero 
Michael R. Ruser 
Robert J. Rush, Jr. 
David J. Russell 
Henry W. Rutkowski 
John P. Ryan 
Joseph F. Ryan 
Richard P. Ryan 
Thomas J. Ryan 
William F. Ryan 
William J. Ryan 
Manual M. Sabato 
Thomas A. Sabol 
Joseph A. Safaryn 
Charles J. Saile 
Frank T. Salera 
Dr. Paul J. Salvo 
Dr. Chester J. Salwach 
Carlo J. Salzano 
Philip P. Samsel 
Arnold D. Samson 
Charles M. Samtmann 
Donald P. Sandman 
Roseann C. Sansone 
Maureen Santina 
Anthony J. Santoro 
William R. Sasso 
James F. Savage, Jr. 
Francis H. Scalessa, Esq. 
Anthony C. Scancella 
Michael J. Scarpello 
Jack Scarpellino 
Doughlas L. Schaefer 
Leo C. Schaeffler 
Frank J. Schaller, Jr. 
Ray A. Schartner 
Dr. Richard M. Schieken 
Joseph F. Schierse 
Leo J. Shilling, Jr. 
Leslie E. Schmalback 
Francine H. Schmelzer 
James I. Schmitt 
Joseph J. Schoen, Jr. 
William A. Schoeniger 
G. J. Schorn 
Paul G. Schott 
Robert J. Schreiber 
Thomas Schreiber 
Paul M. Schugsta, Jr. 
John E. Schuler 
Lawrence D. Schuler 
Edward A. Schussler 
Kurt C. Schwind 
Libero Scinicariello 
Grace D. Scott 
Donald J. Searl 
Capt. John L. Sechler, USN 
Edward H. Seeburger 
Raymond C. Seiberlich 

Frank Dieter Seidel 
Joseph E. Seiler 
Robert L. Seiwell 
Edward J. Seltzer 
Dr. Joseph Seltzer 
Robert W. Seminack 
Edmond T. Sexton 
Joseph J. Sgro 
George C. Shammo 
Harry S. Shanis 
William F. Shannon, Jr. 
John H. Sheehan 
John R. Shegda 
Carroll E. Shelton 
John T. Shepherd 
William T. Sherlock 
Peter F. Shields 
Regina C. Shields 
Robert M. Shiminske 
David Shore 
Charles A. Showers, Jr. 
Mary T. Shriver 
Carl F. Shultz 
William Barry Siegfried 
William M. Siegle 
Thaddeus Sieminski 
Robert J. Segnore 
Joseph J. Sikora 
Christopher W. Silvotti 
Dr. Richard Simmers 
Michael F. Simon 
Anthony J. Sisca 
John Sivick 
Victor Skloff 
Bernard L. Skwirut 
William J. Skyrm 
John C. Sladek 
Gerald P. Slane 
Joan A. Smalarz 
Dr. Alvin H. Smith 
Calvin C. Smith 
Dr. Chester E. Smith 
Edward J. Smith 
George F. Smith 
James F. Smith 
Gerald F. Smith 
Dr. John A. Smith 
Joseph E. Smith 
Keith B. Smith 
Roger W. Smith 
Wanda M. Smitm 
Dr. W. Ellis Smith 
Major John D. Snyder, USA 
John J. Snyder 
John V. Snyder 
Raymond F. Snyder 
Richard A Snyder 
Edward R. Solvibile 
Dr. Joseph L. Spaar 
Francis J. Spagnolo 
Lester A. Spangenberg 
Joseph M. Speakman 
William J. Speed 
Francis J. Speiser 
Donald J. Spence 
William W. Spencer 
John J. Spielberger 
Emmett Spieldock 

Lewis Spiewak 
Lenora Spina 
Philip N. Spinelli 
Donald L. Sprague 
Edward J. Springer 
William F. Sproule 
Thomas R. Stack 
Katherine R. Stacy 
George F. Stadalnik 
Nicholas J. Staffieri, Esq. 
Elizabeth A. Stahlechker 
Francis E. Stahlecker 
Leon Stallings 
Capt. Richard H. Stallings, 

James E. Stanton 
Joseph P. Stark 
Robert G. Stauffer 
Daniel S. Steelman 
Joseph P. Stees 
Harvey J. Stefanowicz 
James F. Stehli 
Dr. Mark R. Stein 
William J. Steinbruegge 
Richard A. Steiner 
Daniel F. Steinmetz, Jr. 
Edward W. Steward 
James J. Stewart 
William J. Stief 
Eugene A. Stohrer 
Lawrence J. Strange 
Bertram L. Strieb 
John M. Strobel 
John S. Strong 
Joseph J. Strub 
Raymond Struck 
Paul J. Sturm 
Stephen J. Sullivan 
Melvin J. Suplee 
Clarence G. Supplee 
Herbert Sussman 
Thomas R. Swartz 
John J. Sweeder 
Diane F. Sweeney 
Francis E. Swiacki 
Joseph D. Swoyer 
Arthur R. Sypek, Esq. 
Stanley A. Szawlewicz 
Desi Szonntagh 
Edward M. Szperka 
Leonarnd F. Szweda 
Howard Taggert 
William Tanney 
Thomas Tatem 
Francis J. Taylor, Jr. 
Joseph L. Tedesco 
Dewitt W. Temple 
William H. Tennant, Jr. 
Frederick C. Teufel 
Andrew P. Thierry 
Daniel E. Thomas 
John J. Thomas 
John P. Thompson 
John J. Timson 
Stewart F. Titus 
Ronald F. Tobia 
Charles A. Tocknell 
William F. Tollenger, Jr. 

La Salle, Fall 1978 


Robert A. Toltzis 
Jane M. Tomaszewski 
John E. Tomaszewski 
George Tomezsko 
Andrew Toth 
T. M. Townshend 
Thomas J. Trainer 
Peter J. Trainor 
Joseph J. Traurig 
Richard J. Travaline 
John G. Travers 
Martin Treml 
Frank J. Trent 
Thomas H. Trevelino 
Dr. Richard G. Tucker 
Patricia A. Tully 
Vincent F. Tumminello 
Frank J. Turbett 
John A. Turek 
Anthony A. Tursi 
Louis H. Tursi 
Vincent L. Turzo 
Michael R. Tyler 
Carl G. Ungaro, Sr. 
Frank J. Urban, Jr. 
Michael J. Ushka 
Denise J. Vadenais 
Vincent Valecce 
Ronald J. Valenti 
Eugene R. Valentine 
Thomas P. Vallely 
Rene Vander Vossen 
Lawrence Vannozzi 
Joseph G. Van Reymersdal 

Thomas M. Vapniarek 
Frank J. Varga 
Robert H. Vasoli 
Benjamin S. Vassallo 
Philip Vecchione 
Donald P. Vernon 
Joseph V. Vesci 
Francis X. iggiano 
Dr. Louis X. Viggiano 
Robert R. Vincent 
Frank J. Viola, Jr. 
Vincent A. Virgulti 
Angelo G. Vitullo, Jr. 
Donald J. Vivian 
Eugene R. Voegtlin 
John R. Waite 
Donald J. Walheim 
Leroy G. Walker 
Mrs. Mrianne Walker 
Dr. Paul A. Walker 
Robert Walker 
William T. Walker 
Edward J. Wall 
Margaret E. Wall 
William J. Wallace 
Francis J. Walsh, Jr. 
Hugh Walsh 
James J. Walsh 
Honorable Joseph T. Walsh 
Robert Walsh, Jr. 
Thomas J. Walsh 
William F. Walsh 
George J. Walters 
David L. Walty 

Andrew J. Ward 
Patrick J. Ward 
Robert M. Ward 
Thomas H. Ward, Esq. 
Thomas J. Ward 
Elizabeth M. Washofsky 
James C. Webb 
Alfred E. Weber 
Richard J. Weber 
Rudolph H. Weber 
Edward C. Weed 
James J. Weir 
Edward J) Weklar, Jr. 
Edward J. Werner 
Mrs. Patrice H. Werner 
Frederick M. Westcott 
George Westfall 
Byrne P. Whalen 
Dr. Edward C. Whalen 
Thomas J. Whelan 
Edward J. White 
Gerald F. White 
John F. White 
Herbert Whitehead 
Milton F. Whitehead 
Robert E. Wiebler 
Glenn V. Wild 
Gerald M. Wilk 
Michael J. Wilkin 
Thomas Wilkinson 
Donald Williams 
John Jona Williams 
Anne C. Wilson 
James Wilson 

William J. Wingel 

William C. Wixted 

Dr. William M. Wixted 

Thomas F. Wojciechowski 

James C. Wolf 

John L. Wolstenholme 

Harry W. Woodcock 

Lt. John C. Woods, USA 

Charles D. Wrigley 

Dr. Edward A. Wroblewski 

James Wuenschel 

John S. Wydrzynski 

Stephen A. Wydrzynski 

Joseph Yasaian 

Edward A. Yehle 

Joseph G. Yenfer 

Frank C. Yoder 

Hubert D. Yollin 

David H. Young 

Kevin P. Young 

Robert A. Young 

John G. Younglove, Esq. 

Margaret Anne Zabo 

John J. Zaccaria 

Henry W. Zakrzewski 

James H. Zavecz 

Dr. Leornard T. Zembrowski 

Capt. Stanley S. Zelenski, USAF 

Joseph J. Zelinsky 

Walter A. Zell 

William N. Zelner 

Henry J. Zentner 

Ronald Zinck 

Robert J. Zuccarini 


Aoind Ccmpus 

Charles E. Stahlecker (center), chairman of the 
board of the Ritter Financial Corporation, receives 
outstanding service award from Dr. Bruce V. 
MacLeod (right), dean of La Salle's School of 
Business Administration, while Brother A. Philip 
Nelan, F.S.C., Ph.D., chairman of the college's 
Board of Trustees, watches. Ceremony took place at 
La Salle's first MBA graduation on Sept. 16. 

Here they are, La Salle's first MBA graduates (from left): Noel G. Wray, Dean Bruce MacLeod, 
Francis J. McDonnell, James T. Cella. Thomas F. Jones. Joseph A. D'Amato, Robert J. Brennan, 
Ronald H. Polenz, John P. DiSepio, James F. Mullan, Walter J. Williams, and Dr. Joseph A. Kane, 
director of the MBA Program. Not pictured: John E. Mordock. 


Skyrocketing Enrollment and Instant Respectability 

It certainly wasn't one of the larger 
commencement exercises when 1 1 stu- 
dents received their master's degrees in 
business administration, but the gradu- 
ation ceremony that took place in La 
Salle's College Union Theatre on Sept. 
16 was definitely one of the most signifi- 
cant in the college's 115 year history. 

Besides being the college's first grad- 
uation ceremony held separately from 
its usual May commencement at Con- 
vention Hall, the occasion marked the 
"arrival" of La Salle's MBA Program 
whose growth has exceeded even the 
most optimistic projections. 

Now in its third year, La Salle's MBA 
enrollment has skyrocketed to 707 men 
and women. Some 250 students regis- 
tered the first time the program was 
offered and enrollment doubled to over 
500 in 1977-78. Women comprise 
about 20 per cent of the college's MBA 

"We can see a number of encourag- 
ing factors from these figures," says Dr. 
Joseph A. Kane, a professor of econom- 
ics and director of the MBA Program. 

La Salle, Fall 1978 

"We've reached this enrollment with rel- 
atively little advertising. Moreover, when 
we began, approximately half of our 
student body came from La Salle. Now 
close to 70 per cent of our newcomers 
are graduates of other colleges which 
means that we can effectively compete 
with such universities as Temple and 
Drexel in drawing a representative cross 
section of the entire business communi- 

"The fact that we've been able to 
build a reputation through word-of- 
mouth says a lot for the quality of our 

One of the most attractive features of 
the La Salle MBA Program is the per- 
sonal attention given to all students. 
Unlike some area colleges where grad- 
uate students are not permitted to see 
an advisor until after they've completed 
a few courses, La Salle offers a variety 
of counseling throughout a student's 
graduate career beginning with the ad- 
mission and registration process. 

Courses and programs are tailored as 
much as possible to each student's 

personal interests and professional and 
academic background. In addition, the 
college is constantly attempting to de- 
velop specialized programs in areas 
where professional business people are 
needed. For example, La Salle officials 
are now developing a "Health Care 
Management" specialization tentatively 
set to be introduced next year. 

New areas of specialization in- 
troduced this year include "Man- 
agement Science," "Public Sector Man- 
agement," and "Taxation," 

Brother A. Philip Nelan, F.S.C., 
Ph.D., chairman of the college's Board 
of Trustees, distributed diplomas to La 
Salle's first 11 successful MBA can- 
didates at the Sept. 16th ceremony. 

Charles E. Stahlecker, chairman of 
the board, chief executive officer, and 
director of the Ritter Financial Corp., 
received an award at the commence- 
ment in appreciation of his service as 
chairman of the college's Business Ad- 
visory Council. 


Paul Katz Named Coach 
of Explorer Swimmers 

Paul Katz, a former All American and 
interim head swimming coach at Yale 
University, has been named head swim- 
ming coach and aquatic director at La 
Salle, it was announced by Athletic Di- 
rector Bill Bradshaw. 

Katz succeeds Tom Grail who re- 
signed recently to accept an opportunity 
on the west coast after two years at the 
helm of the Explorers. "I'm very hap- 
py to see someone as talented and 
experienced as Paul Katz join our pro- 
gram," said Bradshaw. "I'm confident 
that he will continue the excellent swim- 
ming tradition we've enjoyed at La Salle. 
Our program won't miss a beat!" 

Katz, 28, excelled as a swimmer at 
Yale from 1969 to 1971, making the 
NCAA All American 200 yard butterfly 
and medley relay team. He was the 
National AAU finalist five times in the 
100 and 200 yard butterfly and held 
Yale's 200 butterfly record until it was 
broken two years ago by Mark DeVore. 
It was also under the tutelage of Katz 
that DeVore became the first swimmer 
to go under 1:50 in the 200 yard butter- 
fly in the Eastern Seaboards. 

Katz was also part of Yale's 400 yard 
medley relay team which won the Na- 
tional AAU title and set a meet record in 
1969. Yale went 41-1 and won two 
Eastern Seaboard titles during his varsi- 
ty career. 

Katz was a member of the 1965 and 
1969 U.S. Maccabiah teams and won 
two individual events in the 1969 
Games. He served as assistant coach of 
the U.S. Maccabiah team in 1977. He 
also competed in the 1969 World Swim- 
ming Festival in Belgium. 

Katz served as assistant swimming 
coach at Yale for a year before being 
named interim head coach last season. 
Previously, he had been an assistant 
coach of the Pleasant Hill Swim Club in 
northern California and had worked as a 

transportation engineer for the state of 

A native of New York City, where he 
graduated from Seward Park High 
School, Katz earned a bachelor of sci- 
ence degree in engineering and applied 
science from Yale in 1971. He also 
holds a master's degree in civil engi- 
neering from the Univeristy of California 

La Salle Offers Courses 
at 1 7th and the Parkway 

La Salle began offering some under- 
graduate and graduate program 
courses in center city Philadelphia at 
the Friends Select School, 17th St. and 
the Parkway, in September. 

Courses are offered at "La Salle Col- 
lege Franklintown" on Mondays, 
Wednesdays, and Thursday evenings. 
Included are a half-dozen graduate 
courses in the master's of business ad- 
ministration program and under- 
graduate courses in accounting, eco- 
nomics, English, finance, history, man- 
agement, personnel and labor relations. 

La Salle also offers evening division 
courses in Northeast Philadelphia at 
George Washington High School, 
Bustleton Ave. and Verree Rd. 

Masque Slates Theatre 
Productions for Year 

The Masque of La Salle College will 
present "The Man Who Came To Din- 
ner" and "Pajama Game" during the 
1978-79 academic year in the College 
Union Theatre, it was announced by 
Brother Gene Graham, F.S.C., the mod- 
erator of the undergraduate theatrical 

"The Man Who Came To Dinner" will 
be presented six times on the (Friday- 
Saturday-Sunday) weekends of Nov. 
10-12 and Nov. 17-19. 

"Pajama Game" is slated for ten per- 
formances from March 22-25, March 
30-April 1, and April 6-8. 

Special group and student rates will 
be available for all performances. Regu- 
lar tickets are priced at $3.50. 

College Sponsors Trip 
to Athens and Istanbul 

La Salle College's Special Activities 
Office, in cooperation with the Rev. 
Raymond F. Halligan, O.P., assistant 
professor of religion, and the college's 
Graduate Religion Department, will 
sponsor a trip to Istanbul and Athens 
from Jan 4-12, 1979. 

Priced at $899 per person, the trip 
includes three nights in Istanbul and 
four nights in Athens with transportation 
via Swissair. For further information, call 
the college's Special Activities Office at 

Kleis Appointed Editor 
of Literary Quarterly 

Dr. John C. Kleis, associate professor 
of English, has been appointed editor of 
Four Quarters, the internationally 
circulated literary magazine published 
by the faculty of La Salle College. 

Dr. Kleis replaces John J. Keenan, 
editor since 1970, who was recently 
appointed chairman of the English De- 

A member of the La Salle faculty for 
thirteen years, Dr. Kleis received his 
Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylva- 
nia. He also holds an A.B. in history and 
an M.A. in English from the University of 
Michigan. His speciality is the Victorian 
novel, and he has published work on 
William Makepeace Thackeray and on 
Anthony Trollope. 

Foley Named College's 
Development Director 

Fred J. Foley, Jr. has been named 
director of development at the college, it 
was announced by Brother President 
Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D. 

Foley has been director of foundation 
relations at La Salle. He joined the col- 
lege staff in 1970 as lecturer of political 

A 1968 graduate of St. Joseph's Col- 
lege, Foley earned a master's degree in 
politics from Princeton University where 
he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. He 
and his wife, Marilyn Claire, have two 
young children, Nanette and Peter. 



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Thomas M. Walker 

Thomas M. Walker has been elected a vice 
president of FED Mutual Financial Services, 


Ferdinand P. Morro has been appointed in- 
stitutional business manager for Pennhurst 
Center, Spring City, Pa. 


Frank X. Dennehy 

Frank X. Dennehy, a partner in the account- 
ing firm of Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells, has been 
put in charge of the firm's new Atlantic City, 
N.J., office. 


Joseph M. Mulroy has been appointed direc- 
tor of contract administration of American 
Electronic Laboratories Inc., Lansdale, Pa. 


John A. Nark, a recently retired Lt. Col. in the 
U.S. Army, is a government program coordi- 
nator for RCA in Camden, N.J. James F. 
Smith has been appointed business controller 
for the Shipping Container and Con- 
tainerboard Business, Tacoma, Washington. 


Joseph A. Gehl received a master's degree in 
computer systems management from 
Rochester Institute of Technology. John C. 
Hynes was ordained on October 4, 1978 as a 
permanent deacon in the Diocese of Camden, 
N.J. A. John Steele has been promoted to 
national accounts sales manager of the Miller- 
Morton Company. 


Thomas A. Manning has been appointed 
senior vice president of Russell, Harris, 
Under, Inc., a New York advertising agency. 


Robert A. Caffrey 

Robert A. Caffrey has been promoted to 
manager of finance and administration at 
Thiokol's Chemical Division, Moss Point, 


J. Wayne Kullman has been appointed a 
senior vice president of Arthur Rubloff & 
Company, Georgia. Daniel J. McNeff was 
named "Knight of the Year" at the James A. 
Flaherty Council, Knights of Columbus 
awards dinner recently. 


William F. Bryan, III, has been promoted to 
manager of The Hartford Insurance Group's 
North New Jersey regional office. Joseph T. 
Cunnane was recently admitted to partner- 
ship in the accounting firm of Elko, Fischer, 
McCabe and Rudman. George C. Stewart 
has been named national sales manager, 
electric housewares for the Kitchen Aid 
Division of Hobart Corporation, Troy, Ohio. 


Paul C. Minning, former Personal Care Prod- 
ucts Division district sales manager in Phila- 
delphia for the Colgate Palmolive Company, 
has been appointed to regional manager, 
Northeast Region. 


Peter Horvat was promoted to operations 
manager at G & W Energy Products Group's 
Lenape Forge plant in West Chester, Pa. 


John P. McGrath 

Dr. James C. Day, Jr. recently opened an 
office for the practice of podiatric medicine 
and surgery in Matawan, N.J. John R. 
McGrath has been named marketing man- 
ager for the Unbrako Division of SPS Technol- 
ogies, Jenkintown, Pa. 


Ernest E. Dancer has been named president 
and general manager of H.F. Albers and As- 
sociates, Inc., an insurance firm in Columbus, 
Ohio. Stephen J. Haughton, Jr. was recently 
named manager, underwriting services at 
Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Insurance Com- 
pany headquartered in Philadelphia. John T. 
Reed was promoted to vice president and 
trust officer at Guarantee Bank, Atlantic City, 


George A. Bennett, Jr. completed two 40 
hour training programs conducted by the Uni- 
versity of Wisconsin-Milwaukee covering con- 
cepts of pragmatic planning and evaluation of 
federally assisted programs. Programs were 
sponsored by LEAA, U.S. Dept. of Justice. 
Michael J. Quaresima has been promoted to 
branch manager for Vogel-Ritt of New Jersey, 
a subsidiary of Terminix International, Inc. 


John T. Daly, a controller at Homebuilders 
Mortgage Company, Wilmington, Del. recent- 
ly received his MBA from Wilmington College. 


Geoffrey T. Anders, CPA, received his J.D. 
degree from Temple University School of Law 
and is now associated with Management Con- 
sulting for Professionals, Inc. and Beck and 
Kalogredis Law Associates, Inc., Bala 
Cynwyd, Pa. 

MARRIAGE: Harold N. Gerhart, Jr. to Parti 
Jane Craighead. 


Vincent L. 

Vincent L. Tumminello has been promoted to 
product director for general nursing and labo- 
ratory products at Jelco Laboratories, Raritan, 


Joseph E. Gillespie has been elected a com- 
merical officer in First Pennsylvania Bank's 
Business and Industrial Loan Department. 
Mark D. Pilla received his MBA degree in 

La Salle, Fall 1978 


health administration from Temple University, 
and has accepted a position at West Jersey 
Hospital, Eastern Division as assistant to the 
vice president tor hospital affairs. 


Vincent J. Ciavardini passed the CPA ex- 
amination in May, 1978 and is working for 
Coopers & Lybrand. Carl W. Graf passed the 
May, 1978 CPA examination and is associated 
with the accounting firm of Asher & Asher. 
Christopher B. Koob was elected executive 
vice president of the American Society of 
Personnel Administrators (A.S.P.A.), gradu- 
ate division, at Temple University, where he is 
a resident coordinator for the dorms. 


Joseph J. Connors is an auditor for Arthur 
Young and Company, Philadelphia. James C. 
Fee is an auditor at Stocton Bates and Com- 
pany, Philadelphia. 

MARRIAGES: Michael Barmash to Mora 
Cheryl; Mary T. Sieracki to George Ward. 



Joseph N. Aceto, M.D. has been appointed 
to the active medical staff of Milford Memorial 
Hospital, Milford, Del. 


Edward L. Haas has been named Ernst & 
Ernst principal and promoted to national 
director of data processing and software 
products in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also 
selected for inclusion in Who's Who in the 
Midwest for 1978-79. 


Thomas Madell has been named assistant 
principal at Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior 
High School. 


Commander Joseph J. Bellanca, M.D.. USN, 
has been assigned to the Navy Bureau of 
Medicine and Surgery as deputy director, 
occupational and preventive medicine 


George DiPilato was appointed super- 
intendent of Philadelphia's School District 
Five, which encompasses areas of North Phil- 
adelphia, Kensington, Port Richmond and 



William J. Kesselring 


William J. Kesselring has been named a vice 

president in the operations division of 
Chemical Bank, New York, NY. 


Kevin W. Bless was named assistant vice 
president of New Jersey National Bank's trust 
division. George A. Butler is director of the 
Community Services Department for United 
Way of Southeastern Pa. Gerald T. Dees, 
former director of student life at La Salle 
College, has been appointed dean of students 
at Mount Aloysius Junior College, Cresson, 


Joseph B. Bikowski, Jr., M.D., has joined the 
medical staff at Sewickley Valley Hospital. 
Capt. Joseph E. Botta, a management 
analysis officer, is currently serving at Kapaun 
Air Station, Germany, with an Air Force Com- 
munications Service unit. Dr. D. Michael 
Wertz recently joined his father, Dr. David D. 
Wertz, in the practice of dentistry in York, Pa. 


William M. Wixted, M.D., joined the medical 
staff of Shore Memorial Hospital, Somers 
Point, N.J. 


Joseph A. Fanciulli 

Leonard J. Keating 

Joseph A. Fanciulli, commander of the tech- 
nical services section of the Lakewood, Colo- 
rado Department of Public Safety, was a ma- 
jor contributor to novelist Orvel Trainer when 
Trainer wrote the non-fiction novel, Death- 
roads. He was assigned as the primary in- 
vestigator of the cases upon which the book is 
based. Leonard J. Keating, Jr. has been 
promoted to vice president, corporate and 
municipal services department, at American 
Bank and Trust Company of Pennsylvania. 
Roman Kwasnycky was the recipient of the 
1978 Edith M. Jackson Scholarship and 
Fulbright Fellowship. He will do research at 
the American Academy in Rome, Italy. Jack 
S. Weiss, M.D., recently opened a private 
practice in otolaryngology in Scottsdale, Ari- 


Joseph J. Strub was a speaker at a recent 
state and local government seminar in Wash- 
ington, D.C., conducted by Price Waterhouse 
and Company. 

MARRIAGE: Joseph V. Mastronardo, Jr., to 
Joanna E. Rizzo. 


Rev. William J. Gerhart is rector of St. James 
Episcopal Church, Edison, N.J. Frank J. 
Priscaro has joined the creative department 
of the Aitkin-Kynett Company, a Philadelphia 
advertising and public relations agency, as a 
copywriter. Charles A. Wiseley was elected 

secretary of Insurance Company of North 
America, a subsidiary of INA Corporation. 


Roger Barth received his doctor of 
philosophy degree from the Johns Hopkins 
University. Kerry Behler has joined the staff 
of the University of Scranton's Act 101 Pro- 
gram as a tutorial coordinator. Coast Guard 
Lt. John J. DiLeonardo is currently stationed 
at Coast Guard Air Station, Brooklyn, N.Y. 
Second Lt. John J. Jolly has been assigned to 
Letterkenny Army Depot and the automotive 
components branch of the General Shops 
Division, Directorate for Maintenance. Dr. 
John J. Santoro recently graduated from the 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 
and will serve his internship at John F. Ken- 
nedy Memorial Hospital, Stratford, N.J. 
MARRIAGE: Stephen G. Glumac to Carol A. 

BIRTH: to Joseph A. Geary and his wife. 
Joan, a son, Brian Joseph. 


Eugene V. Flynn received a J.D. degree from 
the University of California Hastings College 
of Law, and is now associated with the San 
Francisco law firm of Sullivan and Graham. 
Teresa C. Hooten received her doctor of 
optometry degree from the Pennsylvania Col- 
lege of Optometry and is now in practice with 
her father in Philadelphia. 
BIRTH: to Kevin Flynn and his wife, Kathy, a 
son, Brendan. 


Phyllis D. Atkins received a master of educa- 
tion degree from Beaver College. John J. 
Dugan has been named manager of the Bene- 
ficial Savings Bank's Penn Charter Office. 
Sara Green appeared on the television show 
"Feeling Free" on July 16 in Phila. She was 
interviewed about her career management 
program for women at Honeywell. 


Ruth Worthington is publicity director for the 
Philadelphia Company, a non-profit theatrical 


Norman P. Harvey, Esq. 


Charles F. Harvey, Jr. 


Bernard L. Clarke 


Francis Smulski 


John A. Brennan, Jr. 


Mark Altman 

When Walter J. Williams, Jr. (right), joined ten other graduates of La Salle College's MBA Program on 
Sept. 1 6, he found himself sharing the spotlight with his wife, Pamela, who received a "Ph.T. (Putting Him 
Through) Degree" from Brother President Patrick Ellis, F.S.C., Ph.D. (left), and his children, Kamietra 
(two weeks old in her mother's arms) and Andre, 3, who had more important things on his mind. 

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